|Born: September 5, 1989|
Jones attended Marquette University High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and played college baseball at Madison Area Technical College and Louisiana State University (LSU). He was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 21st round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft out of Madison College but did not sign and transferred to LSU. After one year at LSU he was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 11th round of the 2011 MLB draft.
Jones signed with the Atlanta Braves prior to the 2015 season and the New York Yankees prior to the 2016 season. He was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2016 Rule 5 draft. He was returned to the Yankees on March 24. He elected free agency on November 6, 2017.
The Pirates released Jones in May 2018.
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- "Miracle reliever Tyler Jones looks to improve as closer". news-press.com. Retrieved June 2, 2017.
- "2016 Rule 5 Draft results". MLB.com. December 8, 2016. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
- "D-backs return Jones to Yankees, send 4 to minor leaguers". Fox Sports. March 24, 2017. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
- "Non-Roster Invitees". Pittsburgh Pirates.
- "Minor MLB Transactions: 5/22/18". MLB Trade Rumors.
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- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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