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John Jaso “all good” after severe concussion

Feb 9, 2014, 9:08 AM EDT

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A’s catcher John Jaso sat out the final two months of the 2013 regular season and the playoffs due to a severe concussion that he suffered in late July when he was struck in the mask on back-to-back nights with stray foul tips. He spoke to the Oakland media Saturday at the A’s annual FanFest and expressed excitement about his return to full health.

Via Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle:

“Brain stuff?” the A’s catcher said when asked about his health before the A’s FanFest on Saturday. “Yeah, it’s all good up there.”

Jaso was cleared to resume baseball-related activities six weeks ago by a concussion specialist and will have no limitations in camp this spring. He’s expected to serve as Oakland’s primary DH in 2014, with Derek Norris in line for the bulk of playing time at backstop. Jaso, 30, owns a cool .364 career on-base percentage.

  1. doctorofsmuganomics - Feb 9, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    Get a hair cut.

    • dcarroll73 - Feb 9, 2014 at 12:17 PM

      Got off my lawn!

      • doctorofsmuganomics - Feb 9, 2014 at 3:55 PM

        Damn kids and your rock and roll music

  2. APBA Guy - Feb 9, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    Let’s hope he really is healthy. His platoon bat at DH carries not only that high OBP but some reasonable gap power. Jaso’s defense really isn’t strong enough for much time behind the plate, and the Norris/Vogt platoon was very useful last year.

    • scatterbrian - Feb 9, 2014 at 4:28 PM

      I’m OK with a Norris/Vogt platoon behind the plate, just not a traditional L/R platoon with Vogt getting 2/3 of the plate appearances.

  3. dirtyharry1971 - Feb 9, 2014 at 2:49 PM

    I think a lot of people who post on this board are suffering from multiple concussions

    • doctorofsmuganomics - Feb 9, 2014 at 5:22 PM

      What’s that old saying? “Those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones”

      • dirtyharry1971 - Feb 9, 2014 at 6:27 PM

        Excellent example, here’s your card

      • doctorofsmuganomics - Feb 10, 2014 at 12:19 AM

        Too many big words for you? I was afraid that might have been a problem

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