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John Jaso | Catcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/19/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Athletics placed C John Jaso on the 7-day concussion disabled list.
Jaso has been dealing with concussion-like symptoms since early August and the situation got worse this weekend. Geovany Soto was acquired from the Rangers on Sunday to give the A's some needed depth at catcher. Because brain injuries are always unpredictable, there is no exact timetable for Jaso's return. Aug 25 - 2:18 PM

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John Jaso will be placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Jaso began experiencing concussion-like symptoms two weeks ago when he took a foul tip hard off his mask and they got even worse this weekend. "I've just kind of been muscling through the games and trying to power through, but the symptoms have kind of escalated these past few days, and it got to the point where it was a little iffy if I could keep going back there behind the plate and catch," he said Sunday. Oakland has acquired Geovany Soto from the Rangers to help behind the plate.
Aug 25 - 8:27 AM

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that John Jaso has admitted to worsening concussion symptoms over the past two weeks.

It sounds as though Jaso could be headed for another trip to the disabled list, which may have been the driving force behind the A's acquiring Geovany Soto from the Rangers on Sunday.
Aug 24 - 4:53 PM

John Jaso went 2-for-5 and drove home three runs on Sunday, leading the Athletics to a 9-3 victory over the Rangers in Texas.

Jaso singled home a run as part of a five-run uprising in the second inning. He would later add a two-run double in the fifth inning, increasing the A’s advantage to 8-2. He has been one of the better offensive catchers in the American League this season, slashing .286/.361/.471 with eight homers and 38 RBI.
Jul 27 - 10:36 PM

John Jaso (knee) has returned to the Athletics starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers.

Jaso was lifted from Saturday's contest due to irritation in his left knee. He says he's good to go though and will take his place behind the dish on Sunday.
Jul 27 - 4:51 PM

John Jaso exited Saturday's game versus the Rangers with left knee irritation.

The good news is that Jaso said it was more of a cramp than anything else and he expected to be available to play Sunday. "A sharp pain. It kind of scared me, then it gradually went away," Jaso said. "I'm fine now."
Jul 27 - 10:14 AM

John Jaso went 2-for-3 with an RBI in a win over the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Jaso hit an RBI single in the fourth inning, his 26th RBI of the year. The catcher is batting .269/.352/.442 and has proven capable in the leadoff spot for the A's. He's batting .351/.385/.811 in that role this season.
Jul 6 - 10:07 PM

John Jaso went 2-for-6 with four RBI in Sunday's lopsided win over the Orioles.

Jaso did his damage in waves, swatting a two-run double in the third inning, delivering an RBI single in the fourth and bringing in another with a groundout in the fifth. The runs batted in raised his RBI total to 19 to go with a .294/.382/.490 line.
Jun 8 - 5:36 PM

John Jaso went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Thursday against the Yankees.

His first-inning homer against Masahiro Tanaka was the only offense of the afternoon for Oakland. Jaso now has six home runs on the season and owns a healthy .293/.387/.489 batting line. The A's have a heck of a platoon with him and Derek Norris.
Jun 5 - 4:41 PM

John Jaso launched a two-run homer in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

He drew a walk and was hit by a pitch in his other two plate appearances, reaching base all three times up before Derek Norris pinch-hit for him in the seventh. Jaso had been unable to start the last few days due to tightness in his back.
May 28 - 4:41 AM

John Jaso (back) flied out as a pinch-hitter in the A's loss to the Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon.

Jaso was out of the starting lineup due to tightness in his back. He is expected to catch on Monday and still boasts a cool .282/.370/.464 slash line this year.
May 26 - 3:44 AM

John Jaso (back) is expected to return to the Athletics lineup on Monday.

Jaso has sat out the last couple of games due to tightness in his back that he sustained from playing on the turf earlier in the week. Derek Norris will continue to handle the work behind the plate while he's sidelined.
May 24 - 11:46 AM

John Jaso remains out of the Athletics starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Blue Jays.

He is dealing with some tightness after playing on the turf the past few days. Derek Norris will again get the call behind the dish for the A's and hit second against R.A. Dickey.
May 24 - 10:28 AM

John Jaso is not in the Athletics' lineup Friday because he's dealing with a little tightness after playing on turf the last few days.

It's not clear what body part(s) is tight, but it's not viewed as a big deal. Jaso had been slated for DH duty, but that will now fall to Kyle Blanks.
May 23 - 4:06 PM

John Jaso homered in the third and delivered a game-winning double in the 10th as the A's beat the Nationals 4-3 on Saturday.

Jaso thought he might have a second homer in the 10th, but it bounced off the wall in left instead. Fortunately, there were two outs, so Nick Punto was able to run right away and score from first to win the game. It was Jaso's second ever walkoff hit. He has three homers in 80 at-bats this year, matching his total from 207 at-bats last year. He's combined with Derek Norris to give the A's terrific production from the catcher spot so far this year.
May 11 - 12:15 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Geovany Soto
1B1Brandon Moss
2Stephen Vogt
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Andy Parrino
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Sam Fuld
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1John Jaso
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Sonny Gray
3Jeff Samardzija
4Scott Kazmir
5Jason Hammel
6A.J. Griffin
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Fernando Abad
6Dan Otero
7Jesse Chavez
8Evan Scribner