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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Athletics Injury Update: John Jaso pulled with knee irritation


By on 7/27/2014 08:00:00 AM

After crushing a two-run homer in the sixth inning of the Oakland A's 5-1 victory over the Texas Rangers, catcher John Jaso left in the eighth inning with a "twinge" in his left knee, according to John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group (video here and below). Jaso, who is hitting .285/.362/.459 (OPS+ 131) with seven homers and 33 RBI, could play Sunday. He was replaced by Derek Norris.

Jaso, 30, is part of a dynamic catching tandem with 25-year-old  All-Star Norris, duties being split almost exactly 50-50 between the pair. Now in his sixth major-league season, Jaso was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2003 (12th round), making his debut September 6, 2008. In November 2011: the Rays traded him to the Seattle Mariners for Josh Lueke and cash. He was acquired by the A's in January 2013 as part of a three-team deal with the Mariners and Nationals in which the A's sent A.J. Cole (minors), Blake Treinen, and Ian Krol to the Nationals, the Nationals sent Michael Morse to the Mariners and the Mariners sent Jaso to the A's.

Jaso, a career .263/.364/.405 hitter is in his second year of arbitration ($2.3 million) and under team control through 2015.

  (Rose Ingberman) and read her blog Lady and the Nats
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