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Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland A's game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. Following an awful start to their 10-game trip, the Tampa Bay Rays are in position to record a well-earned split on the trek. They can conclude their journey with a fourth straight victory Sunday over an Oakland Athletics club that continues to struggle against the AL East. Tampa Bay (62-61) opened its road swing by being...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland A's game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. Following an awful start to their 10-game trip, the Tampa Bay Rays are in position to record a well-earned split on the trek. They can conclude their journey with a fourth straight victory Sunday over an Oakland Athletics club that continues to struggle against the AL East. Tampa Bay (62-61) opened its road swing by being...
Via Fox Sports Florida
9 days ago  |  Discuss

John Jaso: Five At Bats vs the Red Sox

On Saturday, Tampa Bay’s John Jaso went 3 for 5 in an 11-7 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The left-handed-hitting Rays DH – a former catcher – faced right-hander Joe Kelly in his first three plate appearances. Righty Justin Masterson and lefty Craig Breslow were on the mound in his subsequent at bats. Jaso — hitting .344/.414/.508 since returning from a long stint the...
Via Fangraphs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

John Jaso homers but Rays drop second game of doubleheader to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alcides Escobar hit a bases-loaded double, Alex Gordon matched a career high with four RBIs and the Kansas City Royals cruised to a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday and a sweep of their day-night doubleheader. Escobar fell behind 0-2 against Brandon Gomes (1-4) in the sixth inning before battling back to a full count. On the 11th pitch of the...
Via AP on Fox
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

John Jaso homers but Rays drop second game of doubleheader to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alcides Escobar hit a bases-loaded double, Alex Gordon matched a career high with four RBIs and the Kansas City Royals cruised to a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday and a sweep of their day-night doubleheader. Escobar fell behind 0-2 against Brandon Gomes (1-4) in the sixth inning before battling back to a full count. On the 11th pitch of the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

John Jaso glad to be back from DL

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Via Fox Sports Florida
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: Jaso activated, Souza to the DL

DH John Jaso will look to bolster the Rays lineup for the remainder of the 2015 season. It is no secret that the Tampa Bay Rays are at the forefront of injury news. Today was no exception for the club as they activated designated hitter John Jaso. Jaso suffered a contusion in his left wrist as he was sliding into second base against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning on Opening...
Via isportsweb.com
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays put OF Steven Souza Jr. on DL, reinstate John Jaso

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Rays placed outfielder Steven Souza Jr. on the disabled list with a lacerated finger and reinstated utility man John Jaso before Tuesday's doubleheader in Kansas City. Souza, who is hitting .210 with 15 homers and 33 RBIs, is the 18th player from Tampa Bay to land on the DL this season. In all, the Rays have made 20 moves to the disabled list, second...
Via AP on Fox
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays put OF Steven Souza Jr. on DL, reinstate John Jaso

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Rays placed outfielder Steven Souza Jr. on the disabled list with a lacerated finger and reinstated utility man John Jaso before Tuesday's doubleheader in Kansas City. Souza, who is hitting .210 with 15 homers and 33 RBIs, is the 18th player from Tampa Bay to land on the DL this season. In all, the Rays have made 20 moves to the disabled list, second...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays put OF Steven Souza Jr on DL, reinstate John Jaso

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Rays placed outfielder Steven Souza Jr. on the disabled list with a lacerated finger and reinstated utility man John Jaso before Tuesday's doubleheader in Kansas City. Souza, who is hitting .210 with 15 homers and 33 RBIs, is the 18th player from Tampa Bay to land on the DL this season. In all, the Rays have made 20 moves to the disabled list, second only...
Via AP on Fox
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Salazar backed by 3 HRs to help Indians beat Rays

  Danny Salazar pitched two-hit ball for 7 2-3 innings and the Cleveland Indians backed him with three home runs to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 Tuesday night. Jason Kipnis, Giovanny Urshela and David Murphy homered for the Indians, driving in all six runs and sending the Rays to their third straight loss. Salazar (7-3) retired the first 15 batters, the third time in the last six...
Via AP on Fox
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays' will to win overcomes any obstacle in their path

They are doing it without manager Joe Maddon, without general manager Andrew Friedman, without super-utility man Ben Zobrist. They are doing it without injured pitchers Alex Cobb, Matt Moore and Drew Smyly, not to mention injured hitters John Jaso, James Loney and Desmond Jennings. And heaven knows, seeing as how these are the Tampa Bay Rays, baseball’s little brothers of the poor...
Via Fox Sports
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Final: April 27, 2015

Photo Credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America Welcome to the TheFantasyFix.com’s nightly fantasy baseball recap, where you’ll find updates on bullpen usage, lineup construction, injuries, and transactions. Whether you play season-long or daily fantasy, expect to see the best coverage from ever team, every night, all season long. It was a busy night in baseball that saw...
Via The Fantasy Fix
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: One Down, 161 to Go

Man, is there a lot of stuff to talk about! The first day of the 2015 MLB season was jam-packed with surprises, so let’s run down the list of the day’s most notable outcomes and performances and try to decipher what it means. The Rule of Three Ryan Braun (side soreness), Yordano Ventura (thumb cramp), and John Jaso (wrist contusion) all left their respective games early. Ventura’s...
Via Baseball Professor
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO 2015 Season Preview: American League West

Texas Rangers – 5th Place Key additions: Yovani Gallardo Key subtractions: Alex Rios, Jason Frasor and sort of Yu Darvish In what I expect to be the best division in the American League, I can’t find a reason to give Texas anything higher than 4th place. Since I think Houston will be young and fun enough to watch, I’ll peg Texas here. Texas won’t be as bad as they were...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Catcher Sleepers for 2015 Fantasy Baseball

We’ve added new features to our 2015 Draft Pack, including the ability to remove keepers and drafted players to recalculate dollar values! Get access to all product updates, plus our best-in-class customer service, and we offer a 100% money back guarantee! Our Top 200 Countdown is winding down, and every year at this time I feel like giving one of those graduation speeches...
Via Baseball Professor
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

While losses of their GM and manager dominated headlines, the Rays did some lineuo retooling during the offseason. They won't score many runs, but their rotation has some interesting (and possibly underrated) names. (Note: When a player's fantasy draft status is mentioned - e.g., "he's an SP4" - the number is based on 12-team mixed leagues.) ALSO SEE: TEAM PREVIEWS ARCHIVES Key additions...
Via Fox Sports
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

O’Connor could be the Tampa Bay Rays future

Justin O’Connor could call Tropicana Field home one day if he lives up to his potential. Late January is usually a dead period in the baseball world. From what it looks like, the Tampa Bay Rays are done with all of their major offseason acquisitions as pitchers and catchers will report to spring training in a couple of weeks. One of the catchers that will be reporting to Port...
Via isportsweb.com
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays newcomer spotlight: Catcher/DH John Jaso

Soon, winter will give way to spring. Soon, the Tampa Bay Rays will begin again as something new. Their offseason has been full of change. There have been the departures of Andrew Friedman and Joe Maddon. There has been Matt Silverman's move from team president to president of baseball operations. There has been Kevin Cash's hire as manager. There have been transactions that sent...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays reach deals with eight arbitration-eligible players

The Tampa Bay Rays settled contracts for the upcoming season with all eight of their arbitration-eligible players Friday. Right-hander Alex Cobb will receive $4 million, reliever Jake McGee $3.55 million plus incentives, catcher/designated hitter John Jaso $3.175 million, outfielder Desmond Jennings $3.1 million plus incentives, reliever Kevin Jepsen $3.025 million, catcher Rene...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies should be able to find a taker for Ryan Howard

The start of spring training is a little more than a month away. The clock is ticking for the Phillies to trade first baseman Ryan Howard, a task that should not be as difficult as it has proven to be. Yet another potential destination for Howard vanished Saturday when the Rays acquired John Jaso from the A’s. Jaso likely will get significant at-bats as a left-handed DH, the role...
Via Fox Sports
January 11, 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

MLB News: Oakland A’s acquire Escobar, Zobrist from Rays

The Oakland Athletics are trading catcher John Jaso, top-shortstop prospect Daniel Robertson, and outfield prospect Boog Powell to the Tampa Bay Rays, in exchange for second-baseman Ben Zobrist, and shortstop Yunel Escobar. ben zobrist and yunel escobar both being traded to a’s. @susanslusser 1st in. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 10, 2015 Oakland will now have...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays Shed Money, A’s Upgrade Middle Infield

Reports from Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle have the Oakland Athletics acquiring middle infielders Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar in exchange for C/DH John Jaso and minor leaguers Daniel Robertson and Boog Powell.  For the A’s it an upgrade up the middle with Escobar and Zobrist.  For the Rays it is a pairing of payroll that will save them $11.5 million or so depending...
Via Baseball News Source
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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