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28 John Jaso DH
Height/Weight: 6-2/205 | Birthdate: 9/19/1983 | Birthplace: Chula Vista, CA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Tampa Bay | College: Southwestern (Tex.) | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $1,800,000 | Owned/Started%: 9/1 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Rays DH John Jaso goes 2 for 3 in rehab debut on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) Serving as the designated hitter, the Rays' John Jaso completed his first minor-league rehab game on Saturday. Jaso has been out virtually all season after he suffered a wrist injury in the first game of the season. 

Playing for Class A Charlotte on Saturday, Jaso had two hits in three at-bats and also drew a walk. It is not yet known how long Jaso will need in the minors before he is able to return to the Rays' lineup.


Rays DH John Jaso to begin rehab assignment Saturday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) Rays DH John Jaso will begin a rehab assignment with Class A Charlotte on Saturday. He has been out since early April due to a wrist contusion.

Rehab assignment getting closer for Rays DH John Jaso


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Rays DH John Jaso (wrist) will accompany the team on its upcoming five-game road trip, which begins Wednesday at Washington, and participate in all pregame drills, according to The Tampa Tribune. Jaso could be ready to begin a rehab assignment once the road trip is over.

John Jaso returns to field, cage for Rays


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2015) Rays first baseman John Jaso was able to particpate in pregame workouts for the first time since Opening Day. 

Jaso is on the 60-day disabled list with a wrist injury. He was able to take grounders at first base and hit in the batting cage, per the Tampa Bay Times


Rays DH John Jaso (wrist) could have rehab assignment in month


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2015) Rays designated hitter John Jaso said he expects to be on a rehab assignment in the next month, according to The Tampa Bay Times

Jaso is on the 60-day disabled list with an injured left wrist. He did say he's made progress with the injury, which is one reason why he expects to not only take part in a rehab assignment, but to possibly be back with the team in a month. 


Rays' Cash: John Jaso 'is still kind of a slow work in progress'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) Rays designated hitter John Jaso (wrist) is taking swings off a tee, but manager Kevin Cash told reporters that he "is still kind of a slow work in progress," per the Tampa Bay Times. Jaso, currently on the 60-day disabled list, has been out of game action since suffering the wrist contusion while sliding into a base on Opening Day.

Rays DH John Jaso (wrist) taking swings with a bat


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Rays DH John Jaso (wrist) began swinging a bat over the weekend, manager Kevin Cash said Monday, per The Tampa Tribune. Jaso has been sidelined since early April.

Rays' John Jaso (wrist) almost ready to swing bat


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Rays designated hitter John Jaso said Monday that the swelling in his injured left wrist is nearly gone, The Tampa Tribune reports.

Jaso has begun strength conditioning and feels he'll be ready to swing a bat within a week. He's been sidelined since suffering the wrist contusion while sliding into a base on Opening day.


Rays' John Jaso still not participating in baseball activities


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Rays designated hitter John Jaso is still not ready to participate in baseball activities, general manager Matt Silverman said per the Tampa Bay Times.

"It's a slowly progressing healing process for John," Silverman said.

Jaso is currently on the 60-day DL with a wrist injury. He is yet to play in a game this season for Tampa Bay after hitting .264 with nine home runs in 2014.


Rays C John Jaso moved to 60-day DL


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) The left wrist sprain that Rays catcher John Jaso sustained on Opening Day has not improved enough to bring him back any time soon. He has been placed on the 60-day disabled list, pushing his timetable back for a return to at least early June, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Jaso put just one at-bat in the books before going down.


Rays DH John Jaso: 'I can't even lift a bat with my left hand'


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Rays designated hitter John Jaso remains without a timetable to get back on the field while battling a wrist injury, reports the Tampa Tribune.

"There's no time frame right now (for a return)," Jaso said. "I can't even lift a bat with my left hand, so I don't know where it's going to be at as far as length of time until I can even start swinging off a tee."

Jaso jammed his wrist after sliding head first in Tampa Bay's Opening Day game.

"Right now (I'm) kind of just keeping everything else in shape as far as running and throwing and stretching and all that other stuff I do, which is hardly anything," Jaso said.


Rays' John Jaso to miss more time than expected


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash said Wednesday that designated hitter John Jaso (wrist) will likely be out longer than initially expected, MLB.com reports.

"It's just such a tricky injury, it's a wrist ... you've got to get the swelling out of there totally before you he can really grab a bat," Cash said. "I know he's doing different drills. Top hand stuff. We don't want him to aggravate it, re-injure it or anything. So you have to kind of let it cool off."

Jaso suffered a wrist contusion while sliding into second base on Opening Day and was later placed on the disabled list. He's first eligible to be activated April 22, but it sounds as if he'll need longer to recover.


Rays' John Jaso (wrist) yet to swing bat


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash said Sunday that the swelling in the wrist of designated hitter John Jaso has gone down but that he's still unable to swing a bat, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Jaso was sent to the disabled list Thursday after suffering the wrist injury on Opening Day while sliding into a base.


Rays officially place C John Jaso on 15-day DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) The Rays have officially placed catcher John Jaso on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday, per the team's official website. Jaso is nursing a wrist contusion, which he suffered sliding head-first into second base on Opening Day. The team recalled Mikie Mahtook from Triple-A Durham to replace his spot on the active roster.

Rays to place John Jaso on DL, call up OF Mikie Mahtook


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) The Rays are placing John Jaso on the disabled list on Thursday, the team announced. In a corresponding move, the team called up outfielder Mikie Mahtook .

Jaso has been dealing with a wrist contusion that he suffered sliding into a base on Opening Day. Jaso walked in his only at-bat this season.

Mahtook, 25, completed spring training with a batting average of .067 with one home run and three RBI in 15 plate appearances.


Report: Rays DH John Jaso likely headed to 15-day DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Rays designated hitter John Jaso will likely land on the 15-day disabled list with a left wrist contusion, according to the Tampa Tribune on Wednesday. Jason suffered the injury while sliding head-first into second base on Opening Day.

"There is definitely pain there," Jaso said. "I sprained my ankle before. I’d say it’s something like that. There is pain associated with the range of motion."

Jaso drew a walk in his only plate appearance of the season.


Rays DH John Jaso out for Wednesday, David DeJesus to fill in


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Rays designated hitter John Jaso will miss Wednesday's game with a wrist injury, manager Kevin Cash said Tuesday per the Tampa Bay Times.

Jaso suffered a wrist contusion Monday and will also miss Tuesday's game with the injury. He is expected to be re-evaluated Wednesday for a further diagnosis after X-rays did not show a break and an MRI didn't show any ligament damage, according to the MLB.com. He is considered day-to-day.

"The wrist is still pretty sore today," Jaso said. "The range of motion. The mobility is still restricted. We're still kind of assessing it day to day. Probably not going to go out there with the team and do anything as far as like BP goes, or fundamentals or things like that. It's going to be one of those things where I go to sleep and discuss it again tomorrow with the trainers [on Wednesday]."

The team wants him to consider not sliding headfirst anymore.

"I don't know how many times I've been told I could slide headfirst, and I'm like, 'Yeah, I know,'" Jaso said. "It's kind of one of those things where I'm probably going to slide feet first next time, because I don't want this to happen again. "

David DeJesus will fill in as the DH Wednesday. DeJesus is hitting .269 with six home runs and 16 RBI in his career as a DH.


Rays designated hitter John Jaso out of the lineup Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Rays regular designated hitter John Jaso is out of the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles with a writst injury, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

Jaso suffered a wrist contusion in Monday's game while trying to advance on a wild pitch. Jaso expects to miss a few days with the injury and said it was really sore.

He will not take batting practice Tuesday and will be re-evaluated Wednesday.

The Orioles are the favorites (-110) over the Rays Tuesday.


Rays DH John Jaso leaves game with wrist contusion


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) Rays designated hitter John Jaso left Monday's game with a left wrist contusion. He was injured while attempting to advance on a wild pitch.

Jaso, 31, was replaced by David DeJesus in the third inning. Prior to exiting the game, Jaso walked once.

Jaso is said to be out at least a couple of days after suffering a sprained left wrist. X-Rays came back showing there was no break, according to the Tampa Bay Times. 

"It's really sore," said Jaso after the game.


Rays to use Opening Day lineup vs. Tigers on Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash told reporters that his lineup against the Tigers on Saturday, will be the same he uses on Opening Day, and against right-handed pitchers, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

The club will roll with John Jaso, Steven Souza, Asdrubal Cabrera, Evan Longoria, James Loney, Desmond Jennings, Logan Forsythe, Rene Rivera and Kevin Kiermaier.

Against left-handed pitchers, Cash told reporters he will use Brandon Guyer at the leadoff spot, Jennings and Loney will flip spots in the order, Forsythe will serve as a designated hitter and Tim Beckham will be at second base, per the Tampa Tribune.


Logan Forsythe still expected to receive playing time at 1B this spring


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash told reporters that Logan Forsythe will still receive some playing time at first base this spring. However, the Rays may revisit John Jaso as a possible backup to James Loney, and will consider outfielder Steven Souza only "in a pinch," according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Rays' John Jaso (shin) back in lineup Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2015) Rays designated hitter John Jaso is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pirates.

Jaso hasn't played since being hit by a pitch on the shin Saturday. He'll lead off and play left field Tuesday. Jaso is 1 for 3 with a double in two spring games.


Rays DH John Jaso (shin) expected to play Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Rays DH John Jaso is expected to start in left field for Tuesday's spring game against the Pirates, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Jaso left Saturday's game after getting hit by a pitch. He was diagnosed with a bruised right shin.

Rays to hold out John Jaso after HBP


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2015) Rays catcher John Jaso will sit out Sunday with a bruised right shin. 

Jaso left Saturday's game after getting hit by a pitch. The injury wasn't believed to be serious. 

"Jaso seems fine," Rays manager Kevin Cash told MLB.com's Bill Chastain. "Obviously would be good to go had this been a regular-season game. But we'll be smart with it. He was scheduled to play today in the outfield."


John Jaso leaves Rays' game after being hit by pitch


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2015) Rays catcher John Jaso was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Pirates after being hit by a pitch, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Jaso was taken back to the clubhouse by the trainer. 

The Rays announced that Jaso had a bruised lower right leg, but it wasn't believed to be serious.