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White Sox claim J.B. Shuck off waivers from Cleveland; reinstate Nate Jones from 60-day disabled list

           CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox have claimed outfielder J.B. Shuck off waivers from Cleveland and have reinstated right-handed pitcher Nate Jones from the 60-day disabled list.

Shuck, 27, spent most of the 2014 season with Class AAA Salt Lake in the Angels organization, hitting .320 (130-406) with 18 doubles, nine triples, five home runs, 57 RBI and 64 runs scored in 102 games.

           CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox have claimed outfielder J.B. Shuck off waivers from Cleveland and have reinstated right-handed pitcher Nate Jones from the 60-day disabled list.

Shuck, 27, spent most of the 2014 season with Class AAA Salt Lake in the Angels organization, hitting .320 (130-406) with 18 doubles, nine triples, five home runs, 57 RBI and 64 runs scored in 102 games.

Shuck, 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds, also combined to bat .145 (16-110) with two home runs and nine RBI in 38 games between the Angels and Indians. He was designated for assignment by Los Angeles on September 2 and claimed off waivers by Cleveland on September 5.

Shuck, who bats and throws left-handed, hit .293 (128-437) with 20 doubles, three triples, two home runs, 39 RBI and 60 runs scored for the Angels in 2013. He led all American League rookies in hits, runs scored and multihit games (37), tied for the lead in total bases (160), ranked second in doubles, third in average, tied for third in triples and fourth in on-base percentage (.331).

Shuck is a career .264 (166-628) hitter with four homers, 51 RBI and 81 runs scored in 204 games over parts of three major-league seasons with Houston (2011), the Angels (2013-14) and Indians (2014). He was selected by the Astros in the sixth round of the 2008 draft out of Ohio State University.

Jones, 28, was limited by injuries to two appearances with the White Sox in 2014. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 4 with a muscle strain in his left hip and transferred to the 60-day disabled list on May 3. 

Jones, 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds, underwent a microdiscectomy on May 5 and ulnar collateral ligament replacement surgery on his right elbow on July 29.

The White Sox 40-man roster increases to 37.

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