John Jaso C/DH TB 6 days ago

Jaso (wrist) has resumed swinging a bat, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Call it another step in Jaso's return, but it's difficult to say what return date the Rays are targeting, or if they even have a date in mind yet. Even if his return goes smoothly, wrist injuries should always be concerns when it comes to power.

John Jaso C/DH TB 2 weeks ago

Jaso (wrist) hopes to resume swinging a bat in the coming days as he revealed earlier this week that the swelling in his wrist is nearly gone, the Tampa Tribune reports.

He has already started strength conditioning work with the injury. The Rays have not outlined a timetable for Jaso's return, but he'll be unavailable until at least early June as he was previously transferred to the 60-day DL.

John Jaso C/DH TB 3 weeks ago

Jason (wrist) has not yet resumed baseball activities and Ray's General Manager Matthew Silverman said, "It's a slowly progressing healing process for John," Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Jaso will continue to heal from his injured wrist he suffered from early in the season. With Jaso currently on the 60-day DL and sometime in early June currently designated as the return date, he will not be seeing any action for at least another month.

John Jaso C/DH TB 1 month ago

Jaso (wrist) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Jaso's placement on the 60-day DL pushes his return date back to early June. It's an unfortunate start to the season for him, as he's currently just on a one-year deal with the Rays. Unless he performs really well in the second half of the season, his prospects for next season won't be as large as he had as a potential everyday DH coming into 2015. For now, his focus will remain on getting healthy and back in June, at which point he could take over the role as the designated hitter once again should he prove healthy and productive.

John Jaso C/DH TB 1 month ago

Jaso (wrist) is without a timetable to resume swinging, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Manager Kevin Cash had previously indicated Jaso likely wouldn't be ready to return when first eligible, but it's now sounding like he will be out well beyond his earliest possible activation date. Jaso said he "can't really even lift a bat with [his] left hand." He underwent a follow-up X-ray, which showed no break, but he may be dealing with some bone bruising.

John Jaso C/DH TB 1 month ago

Jaso (wrist) is not expected to ready to return from the DL when first eligible, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

As of Wednesday, Jaso still had not been cleared to swing a bat, and manager Kevin Cash said the 31-year-old will likely need more time beyond his earliest possible activation date. The injury, a sprained wrist, was suffered on Opening Day.

John Jaso C/DH TB 1 month ago

Jaso (wrist) has yet to swing a back since landing on the disabled list, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Jaso suffered a wrist contusion on Opening Day, and the swelling has apparently gone down, but the lefty catcher has yet to take some cuts with a bat. Once he does get to this step, a clearer timetable for his return will likely be established. Look for Rene Rivera to continue to serve as the Rays' primary backstop in the meantime.

John Jaso C/DH TB 2 months ago

Jaso (wrist) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Jaso made one plate appearance on Opening Day before suffering a left wrist contusion. His placement on the disabled list will sideline him until later in April, while the club recalled Mikie Mahtook to take his place on the 25-man roster.

John Jaso C/DH TB 2 months ago

Jaso (wrist) may be placed on the disabled list this weekend when the Rays are on the road in Miami and need to play under National League rules, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The Rays may be holding off on making the move sooner in order to have Jaso available as a pinch-runner if needed. If he doesn't play in a game before the move, Jaso's placement would become retroactive to April 7.

John Jaso C/DH TB 2 months ago

Jaso (wrist) is not taking part in any baseball activities Tuesday, and he will be re-evaluated Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Jaso said his wrist is pretty sore, and he's expected to miss games against the Orioles on Tuesday and Wednesday. He may have a shot to return for a weekend series against the Blue Jays, but a longer absence would leave more at-bats for David DeJesus, Kevin Kiermaier and Brandon Guyer.