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John Jaso | Designated Hitter

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/19/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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John Jaso (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte on Saturday.
Jaso finally turned a corner recently with his ailing left wrist and is ready for game action now. It's not clear how many rehab games he'll need, but given that he's been sidelined since Opening Day it figures to be quite a few. Fantasy owners probably shouldn't count on him being back until the start of the second half. Jun 26 - 4:20 PM

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John Jaso - DH - Rays

John Jaso (wrist) could begin a rehab assignment before the end of the week.

Jaso's recovery from a bruised left wrist has been painfully slow, but he's been taking batting practice recently with no issues. Given that he's been sidelined since Opening Day, he figures to require more than just a handful of rehab games. A return prior to the All-Star break seems unlikely.
Jun 24 - 10:29 AM
John Jaso - DH - Rays

John Jaso (wrist) will join the Rays on their road trip and take batting practice on the field.

Jaso has been on the shelf with a bruised left wrist since Opening Day but finally appears to be making some real progress. He's hoping to be activated by the Rays prior to the All-Star break.
Jun 15 - 4:45 PM
John Jaso - DH - Rays

John Jaso (wrist) took batting practice in the cage on Saturday.

He also took ground balls at first base. Jaso has been out with a bruised left wrist since Opening Day and hopes to be activated by the Rays prior to the All-Star break.
Jun 14 - 11:50 AM
John Jaso - DH - Rays

John Jaso (wrist) will hit off the tee on Friday and is hopeful that he'll be able to finish his rehab by the All-Star break.

Jaso has been out with a bruised left wrist since Opening Day. He's been making steady--if slow--progress in rehab. He'll hit off a tee on Friday as he continues to work toward an early-to-mid-July return. Jaso has indicated that he hopes to rejoin the Rays by the All-Star break.
Jun 12 - 9:41 AM
John Jaso - DH - Rays

John Jaso (wrist) said Thursday that he's making progress with his rehab.

It's nice to hear, as Jaso has been out since Opening Day with a bruised left wrist. He expects to at least be on a rehab assignment next month, but it's possible he could be back with the team by then.
Jun 11 - 4:10 PM
John Jaso - DH - Rays

John Jaso (wrist) is scheduled to take fly balls and ground balls Tuesday.

Jaso suffered a bruised left wrist on Opening Day and has only recently started to ramp up activities. It's unclear when he'll be ready for a rehab assignment.
Jun 9 - 3:27 PM
John Jaso - DH - Rays

John Jaso (wrist) has been taking swings off a tee, but Rays manager Kevin Cash admitted it's "still kind of a slow work in progress" for the designated hitter.

Jaso's situation has been a confusing one. The Rays said he merely had a bruised wrist when he was injured on Opening Day, but it's been two months and he appears to have barely made any progress. It doesn't sound like fantasy owners can count on getting him back anytime soon.
Jun 5 - 11:30 AM
John Jaso - DH - Rays

John Jaso (wrist) has been taking dry swings.

He has not yet been cleared to hit off a tee. Jaso's recovery from a bruised left wrist has come along incredibly slowly and there remains no timetable for his return.
May 20 - 9:43 AM
John Jaso - DH - Rays

John Jaso (wrist) has not started participating in baseball activities yet.

Jaso bruised his left wrist sliding into third base on April 6. General manager Matthew Silverman said, "It's a slowly progressing healing process for John." The catcher was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on April 27 and will be eligible to return in early June, though given his current progress, a June return is not a certainty.
May 5 - 6:26 PM
John Jaso - DH - Rays

Rays transferred C John Jaso from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Jaso injured his left wrist on a slide into third base during the Rays' season-opening game April 6 against the Orioles. It was initially called a contusion, but it's clearly much more serious than that. He won't be eligible for activation until early June.
Apr 27 - 1:30 PM
John Jaso - DH - Rays

John Jaso (wrist) played catch Friday without a glove on his left hand.

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Wednesday that the swelling has not gone down in Jaso's wrist, thus the reason for him still not being able to wear a glove yet. He's eligible to return from the disabled list next Wednesday but seems unlikely to be ready at that time.
Apr 17 - 3:22 PM
John Jaso - DH - Rays

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Wednesday that the swelling has not gone down in John Jaso's wrist.

Which is a good indication that Jaso will not be activated when first eligible on April 22. Jaso jammed his left wrist in the Rays' season-opener last Monday. Tampa Bay has used a carousel at DH in his absence.
Apr 16 - 9:08 AM
John Jaso - DH - Rays

Rays placed C/DH John Jaso on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 7, with a left wrist contusion.

Jaso jammed his wrist when sliding awkwardly into second base in Monday's season-opener. The Rays had hoped he'd be able to avoid the DL, but they couldn't continue playing with a depleted bench. He should be able to return when first eligible.
Apr 9 - 10:10 PM
John Jaso - DH - Rays

Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports that the Rays will "likely" place John Jaso (wrist) on the disabled list.

Jaso appears unlikely to be able to play for a few days after admitting prior to Tuesday's game that his left wrist was still sore. With James Loney (side) also now injured, the Rays can't afford to wait it out with Jaso. "There is definitely pain there," Jaso said. "I sprained my ankle before. I’d say it’s something like that. There is pain associated with the range of motion." David DeJesus and Brandon Guyer will share the designated hitter duties while Jaso is out.
Apr 8 - 9:26 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
1B1James Loney
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jake Elmore
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Grady Sizemore
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Matt Moore
4Nate Karns
5Alex Colome
6Erasmo Ramirez
7Alex Cobb
8Drew Smyly
9Burch Smith
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Kevin Jepsen
4Jeff Beliveau
5Steve Geltz
6Brandon Gomes
7Xavier Cedeno
8Andrew Bellatti
9C.J. Riefenhauser