"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.Analysis:
"It's the knee on the load-side of his body when he's hitting left-handed," Ausmus said. "Right-handed, it's not (a problem). It doesn't bother him as much."
Martinez is only two months removed from undergoing surgery on his knee.
"I think he can face right-handed pitchers," Ausmus said. "But it's something we want to keep an eye on."Analysis:
"Anyone can do it for 10 games," he told ESPN. "Let's see you do it for six months. Let's just see what happens."
Rodriguez, who has three home runs among his five hits in the last two games combined, boasts a sensational slash line on the year of .344/.432/.781.Analysis:
Moreland has played in nine of the Texas' 11 games this season, but sat out Friday with the issue. He is hitting .259 with one home run, two doubles and five RBI.Analysis:
The baseball left the yard in quite a hurry and tied a game Minnesota eventually won. The homer gave his team momentum, but it also opened a few eyes.
"It was fast, yeah," Vargas told ESPN about the speed in which the ball rocketed out. "The first base coach, he told me, like, 'Wow! I've never seen that.'"
Vargas added a single to raise his batting average to .250 on the year.Analysis:
Butler has picked up at least one hit in each of the first 10 games of the season, making him the first player in franchise history to open his A's career with a hit in 10 straight games, per CSNBayArea.com. With Wednesday's single, he has hit .359/.405/.513 with one home run and six RBI in 39 at-bats.Analysis:
Gattis went hitless in his first five games of the season but has managed a hit in each of his last three games, culminating with his first home run of the year Wednesday.
"It was pretty exciting when he got back to the dugout," manager A.J. Hinch said after the game, per the Associated Press. "Everyone in that clubhouse knows how much he's grinding to try to break out. So maybe this is a sign of things to come. He certainly takes every at-bat as if it's his last at-bat."
Even with the homer, Gattis has hit just .094/.121/.188 in 32 at-bats.Analysis:
The Dodgers are sending a second consecutive lefty to the mound in the form of Brett Anderson, leading to Weeks sticking atop the lineup for two days in a row. He went 2 for 4 with one RBI Tuesday and is hitting .211/.250/.368 with one home run in 19 at-bats.
The Mariners are underdogs (+124) against the Dodgers Wednesday.Analysis:
On Wednesday, Farrell said everything is fine with Ortiz. He just wanted to rest the veteran slugger because of a day game after a night game.
Ortiz is batting .222 (6 for 27) with two home runs and three RBI in his last six games.Analysis: