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John Jaso went 2-for-3 and hit his second homer versus the Giants on Friday.

It's great news for the A's that Jaso has shaken last year's concussion symptoms and is back catching. However, he probably would have been a bit more valuable for fantasy purposes while being used primarily as a DH, as appeared to be the original plan. Right now, it looks like he'll share time with Derek Norris behind the plate and see very sporadic duty at DH.

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John Jaso caught a second straight game on Monday.

It's the first time he's done so this spring. Jaso missed the final two and a half months of the 2013 season due to post-concussion issues, but he hasn't had any recurrences this spring. The plan for now is for him to be the club's regular catcher when the opponent has a right-hander on the mound. Derek Norris will be behind the dish against lefties.

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John Jaso went 1-for-3 with a solo home run on Tuesday against the Brewers.

Jaso's first blast of the spring came off of Tyler Thornburg in the sixth inning. While Jaso isn't likely to get the lion's share of playing time behind the dish, he will get some extra cuts as the DH and could surpass his current career high of 404 plate appearances.

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John Jaso (elbow) is expected to resume catching on Tuesday.

The veteran backstop has yet to resume catching due to a sore elbow after being hit by a pitch in Wednesday's game. With the A's likely to carry three catchers on their Opening Day roster, there's a good chance that a large portion of Jaso's at-bats could come as the designated hitter.

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John Jaso (elbow) is expected to see action at designated hitter during the second half of Saturday's game against the Angels.

Jaso was hit by a pitch above his right elbow on Wednesday, and has experienced significant bruising in the area. He's still having difficulty throwing, which means it'll be a few days still before he gets back behind the dish.

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John Jaso will be held out of action until Saturday or Sunday due to bruising near his elbow.

Jaso was hit with a ball on Wednesday. He suffered no major damage and should have little trouble catching back up with his normal spring routine. The 30-year-old will DH and play some catcher for the A's in 2014.

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Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that John Jaso (concussion) will enter spring training without any limitations.

It's still unclear how much work the 30-year-old backstop will get behind the plate, but he should still see plenty of opportunities to get his bat in the lineup as the DH. Jaso began dealing with the concussion issue in late-July, and was unable to make it back on the field before the end of the 2013 season.

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Athletics and C John Jaso avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

No word yet on the contract terms. Jaso was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter after earning a $1.8 million salary in 2013. He could serve as the A's primary designated hitter in 2014 if his health cooperates. Jaso had concussion issues last year.

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Jane Lee of MLB.com believes that John Jaso could serve as the Athletics primary designated hitter in 2014.

With all of the platoon situations that the A's employ, it's likely that they will utilize several players at the DH spot to go along with giving their regulars a day of rest to keep them healthy. Jaso, who dealt with concussion issues at the end of the 2013 campaign, hasn't yet been cleared to catch, and it's unclear how much work he'll do behind the plate during the 2014 season.

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John Jaso (concussion) will soon see a specialist in order to be cleared to catch in 2014.

Jaso's season ended in late July due to concussion symptoms. He will travel to Pittsburgh to consult with specialist Dr. Micky Collins to determine the best course of action heading into the winter. Jaso should be fine when a new season kicks off in the spring.