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.
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:27:07 -0800
Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics C John Jaso agreed to a $2.3 million contract from the team. Jaso will also receive bonuses if he starts 90 games at catcher or has 450 plate appearances.
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:16:59 -0800
Oakland Athletics C John Jaso signed a one-year contract with the team Thursday, Jan. 16, avoiding arbitration. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 02:28:42 -0800
It is expected Oakland Athletics C John Jaso will get considerable playing time at the designated hitter spot to start the 2014 season to save the team from adding salary to acquire a bat. The club also plans on OF Yoenis Cespedes and OF Coco Crisp in the DH spot to avoid continued wear and tear in the field.
Sat, 12 Oct 2013 18:46:08 -0700
Oakland Athletics C John Jaso (concussion) is scheduled to meet with a concussion specialist soon to receive clearance to catch next season.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:14:05 -0700
Oakland Athletics C John Jaso (concussion) had a hit, two walks and a strikeout in an instructional league game Tuesday, Sept. 24, and he could take simulated at-bats as a designated hitter next week.
Fantasy Tip: Jaso is still unlikely to be on the A's postseason roster.
Sat, 21 Sep 2013 11:56:26 -0700
Oakland Athletics C John Jaso (concussion) has been cleared to increase his baseball activities.