John Jaso
1B/DH PIT
5 days ago

Jaso is not in the lineup Monday for the second day in a row.

EDGE Analysis

Josh Bell started at first base Sunday, and he will do so again Monday as the Pirates give him a chance to show what he can do. Bell is a switch-hitter, so if he finds some success, he could continue cutting into Jaso's playing time.

John Jaso
1B/DH PIT
6 days ago

Jaso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Pittsburgh will opt to start Josh Bell at first base and give Jaso the day off as they head into Sunday's series finale against the Marlins. With Bell rejoining the big club, Jaso, who owns a mediocre .256 batting average, may be at risk to see a drop in playing time in the coming week.

John Jaso
1B/DH PIT
1 week ago

Jaso is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Jaso reached base six times over the last four games he appeared in, and the Pirates are facing right-hander Tom Koehler on Friday night, but manager Clint Hurdle still decided to give David Freese the nod at first base Friday night.

John Jaso
1B/DH PIT
2 weeks ago

Jaso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the left-handed Brett Anderson starting for the Dodgers, Jaso will be replaced by David Freese at first base. The Pirates will be facing another southpaw on Monday when they play Matt Moore and the Giants, so look for Jaso to be out of the lineup yet again.

John Jaso
1B/DH PIT
2 weeks ago

Jaso (eye) is back in the lineup Saturday, playing first base and hitting sixth, MLB.com's Adam Berry reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was out of the lineup in each of the last three games, although he made a pinch-hit appearance Friday. This is excellent news, as Jaso's injury could have also included concussion symptoms, but that can now be ruled out with confidence. He will continue to get most of the starts against righties for now, but prospect Josh Bell figures to join the fray when rosters expand in September.

John Jaso
1B/DH PIT
2 weeks ago

Jaso (eye) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Make it three straight absences for Jaso, who suffered a bruised eye in a collision at the plate Tuesday but passed his initial rounds of concussion testing. Jaso is batting an even .200 since the beginning of June and many Pirates fans are clamoring for Josh Bell to return, but for now, Jaso remains the primary option at first base when healthy.

John Jaso
1B/DH PIT
2 weeks ago

Jaso (eye) remains out of the lineup Thursday against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

He suffered a bruised eye during a play at the plate in Tuesday's game, and the last news suggested he has not had concussion symptoms, although that could be a fluid situation. Sean Rodriguez will get the start at first base and hit seventh Thursday.

John Jaso
1B/DH PIT
2 weeks ago

Jaso is out of the lineup Wednesday after suffering a bruised eye in a collision at the plate in Tuesday's game, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Bill Brink reports.

EDGE Analysis

There are currently no concussion symptoms for Jaso, although he has a history with concussions, so he should be cautiously considered day-to-day after Tuesday's collision. David Freese is starting at first base and hitting fifth Wednesday in his absence, but if Jaso were to land on the concussion DL, prospect Josh Bell could be called up to beef up the Pirates' depth at first base.

John Jaso
1B/DH PIT
3 weeks ago

Jaso is out of the lineup for a second consecutive game Thursday against Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

Having gone hitless in his last 18 at-bats, Jaso is getting another mental break day as David Freese makes another start at first, batting second. Jaso, who's average was at .304 entering June, has slashed just .194/.289/.269 since then, lowering his season average .50 points since then.

John Jaso
1B/DH PIT
3 weeks ago

Jaso is not in the starting lineup for the Pirates on Wednesday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jaso will give way to David Freese at first base. Over his last 10 games, Jaso has continued to struggle at the plate, hitting just .120 with seven strikeouts in 25 at-bats. He should be back in the lineup on Thursday when the Pirates face Tyrell Jenkins and the Braves at Turner Field.