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JOHN JASO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Athletics Injury Update: John Jaso pulled with knee irritation

After crushing a two-run homer in the sixth inning of the Oakland A's 5-1 victory over the Texas Rangers, catcher John Jaso left in the eighth inning with a "twinge" in his left knee, according to John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group (video here and below). Jaso, who is hitting .285/.362/.459 (OPS+ 131) with seven homers and 33 RBI, could play Sunday. He was replaced...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

John Jaso chases bird out of infield (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Oakland Athletics catcher John Jaso found himself in the unusual position of having to chase a bird out of the infield in order to take his at-bat during the first inning of Monday's game in Detroit. After Coco Crisp hit a double to lead off the game, a bird landed between home plate and the pitcher's mound. Jaso came out of the batter...
Via Holdout Sports
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s John Jaso chases pigeon off the Comerica Park field (VIDEO)

via mlb.com A’s catcher flexed some serious muscle Monday night chasing a pigeon off the field in Detroit.  The bird found an empty seat between the mound and home plate to watch Anibal Sanchez spit his magic until Jaso came on him like an angry usher.  Home plate umpire Mike Dimuro also got tough giving the pigeon one last lunge before hopping back behind the plate. The pigeon...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

John Jaso, Stephen Vogt have dugout battle for playing time

After A's catcher Derek Norris was hit on the glove hand by Yangervis Solarte's back swing Sunday, it looked like he may not be able to stay in the game and would have to be replaced.So John Jaso and Stephen Vogt did what any concerned teammates would do — have a friendly battle to see who could get their gear on first. Squatting behind the plate has be be a lot more fun...
Via The Other Paper
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: John Jaso scratched

John Jaso was initially in the lineup for the Oakland Athletics in Toronto before being scratched before game time due to tightness after the series on artificial turf in Tampa Bay, according to Susan Slusser of SF Gate.Jason Miller/Getty Images David Hale, A’s bench coach, who was replacing Bob Melvin who is at his daughter’s graduation says that it isn’t a big deal and...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kurt Suzuki returns to the Oakland Athletics

Kurt Suzuki Yesterday, the Oakland Athletics struck a deal with the Washington Nationals and acquired their former catcher Kurt Suzuki. The Nationals will obtain Class-A starter Dakota Bacus as well as half of Suzuki’s remaining salary and half of his 2014 buyout. This was a great trade for the Athletics seeing as two out of their three catchers are out with injuries. John Jaso...
Via isportsweb.com
August 23, 2013  |  Discuss
HEAD NOT IN THE GAME

John Jaso slides into second base on foul ball

Your browser does not support iframes. Oakland A's catcher John Jaso had an embarrassing moment running the basepaths during Thursday's game against the Texas Rangers when he slid into second base on a foul ball. It happened in the top of the third inning after Jaso walked to reach first base with two outs. The next A's batter, Jed Lowrie, hit a foul grounder on a...
Via Holdout Sports
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

John Jaso's plate discipline improves the Athletics

The Oakland Athletics won the American League West last season despite a virtual black hole on offense from the catching position. In 632 plate appearances by all of their catchers in 2012, the triple slash line from the position was: .204/.262/.325. That .587 OPS was abysmal and worked out to a 64 OPS+. And so it made sense for Billy Beane to use a couple of his pitching prospects...
Via The Flagrant Fan
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Question to Seattle Mariners fans: Does John Jaso still exist?

Mariners gems lost in the hype of Jesus’ arrival? There are things that have happened in Northwest history that are better not remembered.  The first is the Pig War.  Don’t know what the Pig War was? Then be proud of yourself. But in typical North West laid back fashion, we were able to have an event called a war in which only a single shot was fired and the only victim was...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
March 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Jaso Happy To Be With Mariners, Blames 2011 On Injuries

John Jaso is from northern California, so you can imagine he is pretty excited about being traded to the Seattle Mariners, telling Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times that he is “very excited about that.” He also explained why he struggled so much in 2011… “I think it was a little bit of second year stuff…Defensively, I had a little bit of a groin issue and then my oblique...
Via Rays Index
November 28, 2011  |  Discuss
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