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Former Big League Reliever Doug Jones Has Passed Away from COVID Complications

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The baseball world lost a former long-time reliever today, as Doug Jones has passed away at the age of 64. Jones’ former Cleveland Indians teammate Greg Swindell tweeted that Jones died from complications of COVID-19.

Jones spent parts of 16 seasons in the big leagues from 1982 all the way until 2000. The guy was still pitching at age 43 (sporting a sub-4 ERA, too), and he spent time with seven organizations, including the Chicago Cubs. It was a narrow band of time that Jones was with the Cubs, just half of a season in 1996, but you probably remember the mustache. He was one of THOSE 80’s/90’s relievers, and I’ve always had a soft spot for ’em.

Thoughts go out to his family and friends, and those who remember his baseballing days fondly.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.