Longtime reliever Doug Jones dies at 64 after COVID battle

Doug Jones, who shined as a relief pitcher during a 16-season career and notched 303 career saves, died at age 64.The Cleveland Guardians announced Jones’ passing Monday.”We are saddened by the loss of one of our (organization’s) all-time greats, Doug Jones,” the team stated.Fellow former big-league pitcher Greg Swindell said Jones died of complications from COVID-19.”Sad to tweet, that a long time friend, teammate, husband father grandfather and one (heck) of a pitcher Doug Jones has passed from complications from COVID,” Swindell wrote on his Twitter account. “RIP JONSEY. Please keep the family in your prayers.”