The White Sox will be without one of the more important pieces of the back end of their bullpen for at least the next 10 days.
The team placed Nate Jones on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, the right-handed reliever suffering from a "pronator muscle strain in his right arm."
Jones figured to be one of the few members of the Opening Day relief corps who could stick around through this rebuilding process given his age and team-friendly contract, not to mention his flashes of brilliance in the past. Things haven't gone perfectly for Jones, however, as he's got a 4.01 ERA in 24.2 innings.
Jones started the ninth inning of Tuesday night's win but was pulled after facing three batters and retiring only one of them.
Manager Rick Renteria has used Jones as one of a group of relievers he mixes and matches at the ends of close games, teaming him with Jace Fry, Bruce Rondon and Joakim Soria to get through save situations.
Juan Minaya returns to the active roster from Triple-A Charlotte to take Jones' spot. Minaya has pitched in five games for the White Sox this season and owns a 10.80 ERA in those big league appearances. With Charlotte, Minaya has a 4.24 ERA in 19 appearances.