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White Sox claim J.B. Shuck from the Indians, reinstate Nate Jones from the 60-day DL

J.B. Shuck, who started for the Angels in 2013, joins the Sox as his third organization in two months. Jones rejoins the 40-man roster less than a month before the last day to offer arbitration.

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The White Sox made a couple of moves this afternoon.  First, they claimed outfielder J.B. Shuck off of waivers from the Indians.  Next, they reinstated Nate Jones from the 60-day DL.

Shuck, who'll turn 28 next June, hits and throws left-handed and has experience in all three outfield positions.  Originally drafted by the Astros in 2008, he was signed as a free agent by the Angels prior to the 2013 season. In 2013, Shuck was essentially a starter.  He appeared in 129 games and hit .293/.331/.366 in 478 plate appearances. He was also fifth in the AL Rookie of the Year voting.  He did all that while putting up a wRC+ of 97 and 0.6 fWAR.  2014 was a different story.  After a short stint in AAA to start the season, Shuck hit .167/.195/.250 for April with the Angels and was sent back to AAA, where he stayed except for a two day return at the non-waiver trade deadline.  Shuck was sold to the Indians in September where he went 2 for 26 for the month.

Nate Jones was basically injured all of last season.  After being injured most of spring training, he was active at the start of the season, but after two games and an ERA of ∞, he was put on the DL for the back/hip problems that bothered him all of spring training.  That DL stint then lead to a microdiscectomy. Then, after Jones started his rehab for his back, he tore his UCL. He had Tommy John surgery to repair his UCL in the end of July. Jones is eligible for arbitration this offseason.

These moves put the 40 man roster at 37.