COVID Takes The Life Of Former MLB All-Star Closer


A tragic loss for the Cleveland Guardians family, and all of baseball, as news broke of the death of former All-Star closer Doug Jones, reportedly due to complications from COVID-19. 

Former Cleveland teammate Greg Swindell tweeted the news, and voices from around baseball reacted with shock and sadness, including his former team.  

Jones played 16 years in the majors, was a 5-time All-Star, and enjoyed most of his success with Cleveland, racking up 129 saves, which is 3rd on the franchise all-time list. He played until well into his 40s, and even had one of his best seasons at the age of 40, with 36 saves and a 2.02 ERA for the Milwaukee Brewers. 

He will be remembered not only for his very slow changeup, and his recognizable mustache, but also as one of the game's true gentlemen. 

Jones was 64.