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Jason Bartlett | Outfielder

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/30/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Oklahoma
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Jason Bartlett announced his retirement from professional baseball on Friday.
The club has reportedly asked him to reconsider, but the veteran infielder is expected to file his paperwork with the league. He appeared in just three games before hitting the disabled list with an ankle injury, going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts. Apr 18 - 7:48 PM

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Jason Bartlett (ankle) is set to begin a rehab assignment on Thursday with High-A Fort Myers.

Bartlett has been on the shelf since April 7 with a sprained left ankle. The Twins are expected to leave him on his minor league rehab assignment for a couple of weeks so that he can work on his swing. Bartlett batted just .093 with a .245 OPS during spring training.
Apr 17 - 12:58 PM

Jason Bartlett (ankle) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Fort Myers this week.

Bartlett will work out with the Gulf Coast League Twins for a few days before officially beginning the rehab assignment. He could remain on the assignment for a while, as the Twins want him to work on his swing. "I need it," said Bartlett. "I felt good coming out of spring and, obviously, when you sit there [on the bench] you lose it. I feel good in the cage, but it’s a matter of seeing something. I’m excited to get back out there and start playing every day and see if I can come back up here and help the team."
Apr 13 - 9:48 AM

Jason Bartlett (ankle) will run the bases on Friday.

If Bartlett has no soreness in his left ankle after the running, he could be cleared for a rehab assignment. It's looking like he has a good shot to return from the disabled list when first eligible.
Apr 11 - 9:25 AM

Twins placed SS Jason Bartlett on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle.

Bartlett replaced Josh Willingham in Sunday's game after Willingham was hit by a pitch. He reportedly sprained his ankle in the sixth inning, but stayed in the game through eight innings before being replaced by a pinch-hitter. In a corresponding move, the Twins recalled Chris Herrmann from Triple-A Rochester.
Apr 7 - 12:59 PM

Twins purchased the contract of INF Jason Bartlett from Triple-A Rochester.

Bartlett hit just .098 (4-for-41) with a 9/3 K/BB ratio during Grapefruit League play and hasn't played in the majors since 2012, but he still managed to win a spot on the Opening Day roster. He'll serve as a backup infielder, and, barring a late acquisition, the team's fourth outfielder, too.
Mar 29 - 11:08 AM

Jason Bartlett will be on the Twins' Opening Day roster.

Bartlett is 3-for-35 (.086) this spring in Grapefruit League play and hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2012, but the Twins will carry him north for some odd reason. He has no fantasy relevance.
Mar 27 - 3:45 PM

Jason Bartlett and the Twins have agreed to push back his opt-out date to the end of this week.

Bartlett could have opted out on Tuesday morning, but he's just 3-for-34 (.088) in the Grapefruit League and wouldn't have had much luck on the open market. The Twins will give him another few days to prove himself worthy of a roster spot. But the most likely scenario has him winding up at Triple-A Rochester to open the season.
Mar 24 - 12:43 PM

Jason Bartlett finally picked up his first hit of the spring against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

He's 1-for-27 as he competes for a utility spot after sitting out last season. He'll probably have to continue his comeback in Triple-A if he wants to make it back to the majors.
Mar 19 - 4:03 PM

Jason Bartlett went 0-for-3 against the Pirates on Wednesday and is 0-for-17 this spring.

Bartlett, taking a comeback after missing much of 2012 with a knee injury and sitting out last season, is trying to make the Twins as a utilityman. To put it mildly, it's not looking very good for him right now.
Mar 12 - 5:16 PM

Twins signed SS Jason Bartlett to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Bartlett last played in the majors in 2012, when he hit .133/.240/.193 in 98 plate appearances with the Padres. Minnesota has very little middle-infield talent, so the 34-year-old will have an outside shot at claiming an Opening Day roster spot next spring in Florida.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 11:11:00 AM

Padres released SS Jason Bartlett.

Bartlett was given his outright release after passing through waivers. The veteran shortstop hasn't played since May 14 due to a strained right knee. He can now sign anywhere for a prorated portion of the league minimum, but it's not clear if he's healthy enough to play. The Padres will be on the hook for the remainder of his contract, which includes a $1.5 million buyout on his $5.5 million club option for 2013.
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 04:18:00 PM

The Padres have requested unconditional release waivers on Jason Bartlett.

Bartlett hasn't played since May 14 due to a strained right knee. The Padres will be on the hook for the remainder of his contract, which includes a $1.5 million buyout on his $5.5 million club option for 2013.
Mon, Aug 20, 2012 06:41:00 PM

John Maffei of the North County Times writes that Jason Bartlett "has likely played his last game for the Padres."

Bartlett, who is out with a strained right knee, was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Thursday and can't return until mid-July. The Padres might cut him loose before then, though, as they're wanting to go younger at shortstop. Bartlett is making $5.5 million this season, and the Padres have a $5.5 million option on him for 2013 that contains a $1.5 million buyout.
Fri, Jun 8, 2012 10:24:00 AM

Padres transferred SS Jason Bartlett from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move cleared a spot for Thursday's starter, Jason Marquis, on the 40-man roster. Bartlett is currently sidelined with a strained right knee and can now be ruled out until after the All-Star break.
Thu, Jun 7, 2012 06:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Josmil Pinto
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Pedro Florimon
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jason Bartlett
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Josh Willingham
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Darin Mastroianni
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
DH1Jason Kubel
2Chris Colabello
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Kevin Correia
3Phil Hughes
4Mike Pelfrey
5Kyle Gibson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Samuel Deduno