John Jaso DH PIT 2 months ago

Jaso signed a two-year, $8 million contract with the Pirates on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

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Jaso served mainly as a ...

John Jaso DH PIT 4 months ago

Jaso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

John Jaso DH PIT 5 months ago

Jaso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

John Jaso DH PIT 5 months ago

Jaso is not in the lineup Monday against the Red Sox, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Despite recorded a pair of hits ...

John Jaso DH PIT 5 months ago

Jaso is out of the lineup Saturday against the Orioles, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Jaso, who served as the Rays' ...

John Jaso DH PIT 5 months ago

Jaso is not in the lineup Monday against the Yankees, Steve Carney of 620 AM WDAE reports.

John Jaso DH PIT 5 months ago

Jaso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

John Jaso DH PIT 5 months ago

Jaso is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Royals, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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With left-hander Danny Duffy ...

John Jaso DH PIT 7 months ago

Jaso is 7-for-16 with a home run and no strikeouts in his first five games following his return from wrist injury.

The sample size is far too small to be confident that the high-on-base, moderate power model of Jaso has truly returned, but it's extremely encouraging to see a hitter slugging .917 after a wrist injury. One of the bigger unknowns going forward is Jaso's role on defense, as he's played DH and left field in his first games, but can also play catcher and received practice at first base in his rehab assignment. First base will probably be an occasion fill-in role behind James Loney, while time at catcher could be a function of how comfortable the Rays are with the oft-injured Jaso's health.

John Jaso DH PIT 7 months ago

Jaso went 2-for-3 with a double, a solo home run and a walk in the second half of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Royals.

Jaso had a pinch-hit single in the first half of the doubleheader, but the homer in Game 2 really signified his return after a three-month absence due to a left wrist injury. It is feasible that Jaso could be used atop the Rays' lineup against righties going forward, as he probably serves as an upgrade over Grady Sizemore at this point.