JOHN JASO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jaso glad to fill multiple roles for Bucs in '17

John Jaso has grown accustomed to the shuffle that comes with life in the big leagues. Even if he seems to experience it more often than his peers.
Via Pirates.com
6 days ago

John Jaso and Josh Bell

When I got to Bradenton last Sunday for my first spring training game, I assumed that the biggest impression that anyone would make on me all week would be Josh Bell. I saw Bell last August when Indianapolis came to Durham and barely wrote about him the next day; he squared a few balls up and hit them hard, but he sort of looked like a wire reference frame of a baseball player. He...
Via WHYGAVS?
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Josh Fields and the value of faith and positive thinking

Over the last calendar year, Houston righty Josh Fields has been a top-30 reliever. That may not be the type of lede that grabs you by your collar and shakes a click out of you, but the “how” might intrigue you. Because Fields has changed one thing — a new pitch has helped — but it’s something that he changed mentally that really made the difference. And his faith had everything...
Via Fangraphs
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s finally upgrade their infield with Zobrist and Escobar

The Oakland A’s finally made a move that made fans, current A’s players, and critics happy. The Athletics traded catcher John Jaso, number one prospect Daniel Robertson, and minor league outfielder Boog Powell to the Tampa Bay Rays in return for Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar. The A’s have  been making some less than ideal moves for the majority of this offseason, but this...
Via isportsweb.com
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Breaking down the 2015 catching platoon

John Jaso The Oakland A’s seem most comfortable when they have three catchers in their dugout. Even though the Athletics started out with only John Jaso and Derek Norris behind the plate last season, they recalled catcher Stephen Vogt from Triple-A by the time the All-Star game rolled around. Then, in late August, the A’s acquired Geovany Soto from the Texas Rangers since Jaso...
Via isportsweb.com
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: John Jaso’s future as a catcher

John Jaso Oakland A’s catcher John Jaso was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list this past week since his concussion symptoms have worsened over the past two weeks. He told the press that he was struck by a hard foul tip that bounced off of his face mask back in early August when the Oakland A’s were playing the Tampa Bay Rays. As of today, it is unclear as to how long...
Via isportsweb.com
August 27, 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

A's Jaso to catch for first time since concussion

Oakland catcher John Jaso will take his place behind home plate in a game for the first time since suffering a concussion when he was struck by a foul tip last July 24. Jaso was given the starting nod for the spring training opener in Scottsdale on Wednesday, a move A's manager Bob Melvin hopes will put Jaso at ease quickly. Melvin said Jaso, who has played in parts of five seasons...
Via Associated Press
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

A's catcher Jaso ready for spring training

John Jaso took the field with the rest of his Oakland Athletics teammates for their first full-squad workout of spring training on Thursday. He'd already taken a ball off his mask in spring training, an important hurdle for him to clear in his return to baseball. Jaso is coming back from a concussion that ultimately knocked him out for almost half of last season. A foul tip that...
Via Associated Press
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

A's, Jaso agree to $2.3 million, 1-year contract

Catcher John Jaso has agreed to a $2.3 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics. Jaso gets a $500,000 raise under the deal announced Thursday. In addition, Jaso can earn $25,000 bonuses for 90 games started at catcher 450 plate appearances. His first season with the two-time defending AL West champion A's was cut short after he sustained a concussion when he took a...
Via Associated Press
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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