John Jaso hoping to rejoin the Rays by the All-Star break

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John Jaso has been on the disabled list since injuring his wrist on Opening Day, but the Rays designated hitter is optimistic about rejoining the lineup by the All-Star break.

Jaso hasn’t started a minor-league rehab assignment yet, but Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports that he’s been cleared to swing off a tee and may not require a lengthy rehab stint.

Concussions forced Jaso to stop catching, but he’s good enough offensively to help in the DH role. Jaso is a career .272 hitter with a .793 OPS versus right-handed pitching.