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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 injury. I definitely played through my oblique for a while and it kind of hurt my play…I ran into some pretty bad streaks there for a while. I was connecting with some balls and they weren’t falling.”
We don’t think the Rays were ever concerned that Jaso couldn’t hit. He is obviously a better hitter than he showed in 2011. But the difficulty with Jaso is that his defense is not good enough to justify his spot in the lineup when he is struggling or is not 100 percent healthy.
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The M’s have made their first move of the off-season, and my initial reaction is that I love this one. They’ve traded RHP Josh Lueke and a PTBNL (or cash, indicating that it’s probably not a very important secondary player) to the Tampa Bay Rays for C John Jaso. Lueke you know about, so here’s the lowdown on Jaso.
He’s a 28-year-old left-handed catcher who worked his...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired right-hander Josh Lueke and a player to be named or cash from the Seattle Mariners for catcher John Jaso.
The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired right-hander Josh Lueke and a player to be named or cash from the Seattle Mariners for catcher John Jaso. The trade was announced on Sunday. Lueke made the Mariners opening-day roster last season, but was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma in April after allowing 12 runs over 6 1-3 innings in eight appearances.
John Jaso goes to Seattle for Josh Lueke, who has spent time in jail.
The Tampa Bay Rays have traded catcher John Jaso to Seattle for right-handed pitcher Josh Lueke, a player to be named later and cash.
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