Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:33:48 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays C John Jaso (wrist) was moved to the 60-day disabled list Monday, April 27, which pushes back his return into early June.
Fantasy Tip: Jaso ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) should not be held onto in shallow mixed formats. This move assures that Rene Rivera ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) will continue to have fantasy value in AL-only formats for the time being, and he'll remain a low-priced catching option in the right matchups at FantasyScore.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:43:40 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays C/DH John Jaso (wrist) still has not begun swinging a bat, and he is unlikely to be ready to return from the disabled list when eligible, according to manager Kevin Cash.
Fantasy Tip: Jaso ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) carries more value in seasonal formats because of his catcher eligibility, although his favorable splits against right-handed pitchers are worth targeting in FantasyScore contests, too. For his career, Jaso has a .272/.369/.424 slash line against righties, and at his cap hit, he projects as a nice low-priced flier when healthy. Continue to check back for updates on his recovery and return timeline.
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 06:43:15 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays DH John Jaso (wrist) will likely be placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: David DeJesus will face right-handers at DH in Jaso's absence. DeJesus has minimal daily value on FantasyScore.
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 22:43:47 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays C John Jaso (wrist) was still sore and dealing with restricted movement in his left wrist after injuring himself sliding in the game Monday, April 6.
Fantasy Tip: Jaso is hopeful of avoiding a stint on the 15-day disabled list. For now, avoid Jaso in FantasyScore and wait for him to officially return and play one full game without any setbacks before pulling the trigger on him at $3,900 (or 7.8% of cap).
Mon, 06 Apr 2015 15:53:20 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays C John Jaso (wrist) will miss a few days because of a sore wrist. Jaso does not have a broken wrist and said he believes he will avoid the 15-day disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: David DeJesus ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) and Brandon Guyer ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) are options to fill in as the designated hitter until Jaso is able to play again. The pitching matchup likely will determine which player is in the starting lineup, but neither is a great option on FantasyScore.
Mon, 06 Apr 2015 13:00:14 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays C John Jaso (wrist) left the game early Monday, April 6, because of a left wrist contusion. Jaso underwent X-rays on his wrist, but they came back negative.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to monitor the situation to see if Jaso ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) will miss much time because of the injury. Owners on FantasyScore may want to avoid using Jaso until a better timetable is known.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:58:45 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays C/DH John Jaso has played well enough in the outfield in spring training that manager Kevin Cash said Jaso could play there in the second series of the season.
Fantasy Tip: Jaso ($3,900, 7.8% of your cap) is a good plug-and-play option at a thin catcher position on FantasyScore. He doesn't hit for a lot of power, but his .274-7-28 first half in '14 proved he's worth consideration in good matchups.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:06:32 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays C John Jaso will be the team's primary designated hitter this season, according to head coach Kevin Cash. Cash said he believes Jaso can be an impact bat for the offense in 2015.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:16:24 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays C John Jaso avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.175 million deal Friday, Jan. 16.
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 05:44:28 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays C John Jaso could see time at first base, and he will play outfield during spring training, according to president of baseball operations Matthew Sullivan.