Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:35:55 -0700
Oakland Athletics C John Jaso will be behind the plate against the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, July 20, with C/OF Stephen Vogt playing first base. OF Yoenis Cespedes will serve as the designated hitter.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:08:22 -0700
The Oakland Athletics felt that C John Jaso needed a day off after catching 14 innings Saturday, June 28, and he's ready to go again Monday, June 30.
Tue, 27 May 2014 11:19:37 -0700
Oakland Athletics C John Jaso (back) returned to the lineup Tuesday, May 27, after missing a handful of games with back tightness. C Derek Norris received a rest after catching four straight games. Manager Bob Melvin said Norris will be back behind the plate Wednesday, May 28, since he's hitting .286 with two home runs and a .400 on-base percentage against righties this year.
Sat, 24 May 2014 08:56:21 -0700
The Oakland Athletics are hoping C John Jaso (back) will be able to play Monday, May 26. He will not be in the lineup Sunday, May 25, because the team is facing a left-handed pitcher.
Sat, 24 May 2014 07:42:56 -0700
Oakland Athletics C John Jaso (undisclosed) is not in the lineup Saturday, May 24, as he continues to deal with undisclosed tightness.
Fri, 23 May 2014 13:01:42 -0700
Oakland Athletics C John Jaso was scratched from the lineup Friday, May 23, because he's a little tight, and the team is playing on turf in Toronto. He will catch Saturday, May 24, and is expected to be fine.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:01:38 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Derek Norris hit a game-winning, pinch-hit three-run home run Wednesday, April 9, to give him home runs in back-to-back days. Both of his home runs and all six of his hits this year have been off right-handed pitchers.
Fantasy Tip: Norris is proving to be the clear favorite for playing time behind the dish because of his offensive prowess over John Jaso. Norris should be owned in all leagues that start two catchers.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:20:42 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Derek Norris, who will enter the season in a platoon with either Cs John Jaso or Stephen Vogt, added a small leg kick to help place his landing foot correctly in the offseason. "When I found it, I stuck with it," Norris said. "So this was one of my easier offseasons, I didn't have to put a lot of thought into it -- I just repeated it. I'm at the point I can swing without thinking, and that was the goal. Now I have a more consistent swing path and I can shoot the ball to all fields." Norris is also working to iron out "kinks in my mechanics" on the defensive side to help him throw out more base runners.
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 19:55:33 -0800
Oakland Athletics C John Jaso (elbow) could play catch in the next few days. He did not catch Sunday, March 2, because his elbow is still bothering him.
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 20:31:42 -0800
Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane reiterated Saturday, Feb. 8, that C John Jaso (concussion) might see time as the designated hitter. Jaso was cleared for all baseball activity six weeks ago and is not limited in any way after last summer's concussion.