Concussion ends John Jaso’s season for second straight year


Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that A’s catcher/designated hitter John Jaso “is unlikely to play again this season” due to continued symptoms from a concussion in August.

It’s the second straight season to end prematurely for Jaso due to a concussion. This year he hit .264 with nine homers and a .767 OPS in 99 games, including 47 starts at catcher.

In his absence the A’s have turned to Geovany Soto as Derek Norris’ tag-team partner behind the plate while using Adam Dunn as their primary designated hitter.