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John Jaso still dealing with ringing in ears following concussion

Aug 3, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT

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Athletics catcher John Jaso was placed on the 7-day disabled list last Thursday after he suffered a concussion from taking foul tips off the mask in back-to-back games. Nine days later, he isn’t making much progress.

Jaso told Paul Gutierrez of that he’s still experiencing ringing in his ears when he wakes up, as if he was at a “rock concert the night before.” Jane Lee of reports that he’ll undergo more extensive testing Monday, but he won’t fly with the team when they begin their upcoming roadtrip and will need to be cleared by MLB doctors before returning to game action. Derek Norris and Stephen Vogt will continue to share playing time behind the plate for AL West-leading Oakland until he’s ready.

Jaso, who was acquired from the Mariners over the winter in a three-team trade, is batting .271/.387/.372 with three home runs and 21 RBI in 70 games this season.

  1. jcmeyer10 - Aug 3, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Catchers are a different breed. I can’t imagine how many times they took foul balls off their masks even coming up to the majors.

  2. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Aug 3, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Concussion issues are truly scary. Put him on the 15 day and give him as much time as he needs. Let’s hope he’s not the next Brian Roberts.

  3. Minoring In Baseball - Aug 3, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    I hope he can come back from this. I remember watching him play back in 2006 for Southwest Michigan. All the best to him.

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