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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 went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run scored Friday against the Astros.
Jaso, who served as the DH and hit leadoff Friday, has hit safely in all five games since coming off the disabled list. He's well worth a look in two-catcher mixed fantasy leagues. Jul 10 - 9:45 PM

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John Jaso - DH - Rays

John Jaso went 1-for-4 with a sacrifice fly in Thursday's loss to the Royals.

Jaso is just returning from a left wrist injury suffered on Opening Day. He's recorded a hit in all four games since coming back. Last season, the DH/catcher hit .264/.337/.440 with nine homers and 40 RBI across 307 at-bats for the A's. There's some value to be had here, particularly in deeper AL-only formats.
Jul 9 - 5:20 PM
John Jaso - DH - Rays

John Jaso is making his first career start in the outfield on Thursday against the Royals.

He's also leading off. Jaso went 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored on Wednesday and had an even bigger night Tuesday in his first game since suffering a severe left wrist injury on Opening Day. The versatile 31-year-old is capable of producing considerable fantasy value in the second half of the 2015 season.
Jul 9 - 2:04 PM
John Jaso - DH - Rays

John Jaso went 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored from the leadoff spot Wednesday against the Royals.

Jaso is going to play regularly against righties and hit high in the order, so he makes for a nice No. 2 catcher in mixed leagues now that he's healthy again.
Jul 8 - 11:06 PM
John Jaso - DH - Rays

John Jaso homered, walked, and doubled in four plate appearances, but the Rays were unable to overcome the Royals in the second game of a doubleheader on Tuesday.

Jaso, making his first appearance since Opening Day, led off and served as the Rays' DH. He broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with a solo home run -- his first -- off of Edinson Volquez. He pinch-hit and singled in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader. The backstop had missed three-plus months with a bruised left wrist.
Jul 7 - 11:31 PM
John Jaso - DH - Rays

Rays activated C John Jaso from the 60-day disabled list.

Jaso has been out since Opening Day with a bruised left wrist, but he's finally back to 100 percent. He figures to see semi-regular at-bats out of the DH spot, which makes him a sneaky add in deeper fantasy leagues.
Jul 7 - 11:09 AM
John Jaso - DH - Rays

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Sunday that John Jaso (wrist) could "possibly" rejoin the club in Kansas City early this week.

Jaso has batted .286/.348/.381 over six rehab games to this point. It's unclear whether he'd be ready to play regularly upon his activation, but the 31-year-old would figure to see regular starts in the designated hitter spot.
Jul 5 - 12:04 PM
John Jaso - DH - Rays

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
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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
1B1James Loney
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
2Richie Shaffer
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1John Jaso
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Nate Karns
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Drew Smyly
6Alex Cobb
7Burch Smith
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Jeff Beliveau
4Steve Geltz
5Brandon Gomes
6Xavier Cedeno
7Alex Colome
8Kirby Yates