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JOHN JASO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Stephen Vogt Picking Up Where He Left Off

Last season, Derek Norris and John Jaso took the bulk of the catching starts for Oakland, starting 140 of Oakland’s games at behind the plate. The duo performed well for the A’s and the 126 wRC+ by Oakland catchers ranked third in Major League Baseball behind only the Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers. As the […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  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

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's box...
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 than...
Via The Other Paper
June 16, 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 AP on Fox
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 AP on Fox
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 AP on Fox
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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