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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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John Jaso went 2-for-3 and hit his second homer versus the Giants on Friday.
It's great news for the A's that Jaso has shaken last year's concussion symptoms and is back catching. However, he probably would have been a bit more valuable for fantasy purposes while being used primarily as a DH, as appeared to be the original plan. Right now, it looks like he'll share time with Derek Norris behind the plate and see very sporadic duty at DH. Mar 29 - 1:51 AM

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John Jaso caught a second straight game on Monday.

It's the first time he's done so this spring. Jaso missed the final two and a half months of the 2013 season due to post-concussion issues, but he hasn't had any recurrences this spring. The plan for now is for him to be the club's regular catcher when the opponent has a right-hander on the mound. Derek Norris will be behind the dish against lefties.
Mar 24 - 11:42 PM

John Jaso went 1-for-3 with a solo home run on Tuesday against the Brewers.

Jaso's first blast of the spring came off of Tyler Thornburg in the sixth inning. While Jaso isn't likely to get the lion's share of playing time behind the dish, he will get some extra cuts as the DH and could surpass his current career high of 404 plate appearances.
Mar 4 - 5:22 PM

John Jaso (elbow) is expected to resume catching on Tuesday.

The veteran backstop has yet to resume catching due to a sore elbow after being hit by a pitch in Wednesday's game. With the A's likely to carry three catchers on their Opening Day roster, there's a good chance that a large portion of Jaso's at-bats could come as the designated hitter.
Mar 2 - 6:55 PM

John Jaso (elbow) is expected to see action at designated hitter during the second half of Saturday's game against the Angels.

Jaso was hit by a pitch above his right elbow on Wednesday, and has experienced significant bruising in the area. He's still having difficulty throwing, which means it'll be a few days still before he gets back behind the dish.
Mar 1 - 1:32 PM

John Jaso will be held out of action until Saturday or Sunday due to bruising near his elbow.

Jaso was hit with a ball on Wednesday. He suffered no major damage and should have little trouble catching back up with his normal spring routine. The 30-year-old will DH and play some catcher for the A's in 2014.
Feb 27 - 1:37 PM

Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that John Jaso (concussion) will enter spring training without any limitations.

It's still unclear how much work the 30-year-old backstop will get behind the plate, but he should still see plenty of opportunities to get his bat in the lineup as the DH. Jaso began dealing with the concussion issue in late-July, and was unable to make it back on the field before the end of the 2013 season.
Feb 8 - 12:57 PM

Athletics and C John Jaso avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.3 million contract.

Jaso was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter after earning a $1.8 million salary in 2013. He could serve as the A's primary DH in 2014 if his health cooperates. Jaso had concussion issues last year.
Jan 16 - 12:34 PM

Jane Lee of MLB.com believes that John Jaso could serve as the Athletics primary designated hitter in 2014.

With all of the platoon situations that the A's employ, it's likely that they will utilize several players at the DH spot to go along with giving their regulars a day of rest to keep them healthy. Jaso, who dealt with concussion issues at the end of the 2013 campaign, hasn't yet been cleared to catch, and it's unclear how much work he'll do behind the plate during the 2014 season.
Source: MLB.com
Jan 5 - 8:26 PM

John Jaso (concussion) will soon see a specialist in order to be cleared to catch in 2014.

Jaso's season ended in late July due to concussion symptoms. He will travel to Pittsburgh to consult with specialist Dr. Micky Collins to determine the best course of action heading into the winter. Jaso should be fine when a new season kicks off in the spring.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 09:31:00 AM

John Jaso (concussion) doesn't expect to play for the Athletics during the postseason.

Jaso has been sidelined since late July with concussion symptoms and just began taking at-bats in instructional league games in recent days. The A's haven't ruled out his return at some point during the postseason, but he's not counting on it. "I don't have a position to play," said Jaso. "I'm not getting my hopes up."
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 03:55:00 PM

John Jaso (concussion) had four plate appearances during an instructional league game on Thursday, recording a hit and a walk.

Jaso continues to work his way back into game shape, after being sidelined in late July with post-concussion symptoms. He's aiming to rejoin the Athletics roster for the postseason.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 08:17:00 PM

John Jaso (concussion) will play some games in the instructional league early next week.

It's obviously a great sign. Jaso won't be able to make it back before the end of the regular season, but it's possible he could return for the playoffs. He's been sidelined since late July with post-concussion symptoms.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 07:13:00 PM

John Jaso (concussion) took batting practice Tuesday.

It's a nice step, though it remains up in the air as to whether Jaso will make it back this season. The catcher has been sidelined since late July with post-concussion symptoms.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 07:35:00 PM

John Jaso (concussion) is unlikely to return before the end of the season after experiencing further concussion symptoms.

Jaso had progressed to doing work in the batting cage, but that had to be shut down this week after concussion symptoms continued to persist. Kurt Suzuki and Stephen Vogt will continue to handle the bulk of the catching duty while he's sidelined.
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 08:20:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1John Jaso
2Derek Norris
1B1Daric Barton
2B1Eric Sogard
2Alberto Callaspo
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Jake Elmore
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
3Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Brandon Moss
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3A.J. Griffin
4Dan Straily
5Jesse Chavez
6Tommy Milone
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Sean Doolittle
5Dan Otero
6Eric O'Flaherty
7Drew Pomeranz
8Fernando Abad
9Fernando Rodriguez