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Dodgers News: RHP Nate Jones Elects Free Agency

Jones heads off somewhere else.



The Dodgers are losing a bullpen arm this week just a few days after removing him from the roster. Nate Jones was signed to a free-agent deal in April and was soon after added to the 40-man roster to help with injuries. 

This week, Jones reportedly hit the free-agent market again rather than accepting an assignment to the minor leagues. The Dodgers had designated him for assignment last Wednesday in the same move that brought up Steven Souza Jr to the team. 

Through 8 appearances with the Dodgers, Jones pitched to an 8.21 ERA and 8.25 FIP. Jones was brought up to eat up innings in the bullpen, but he couldn’t quite find the success that he had with the White Sox. 

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On the plus side, Jones did 3 scoreless outings in his first games with the Dodgers. He came on in a few big spots during games against the Giants as well and shut them down. But overall, not much went right for him in Los Angeles. 

Jones is now free to sign with any team in baseball. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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