Jaso still affected by right shin injury

Jaso still affected by right shin injury

ARLINGTON -- Five days have passed since John Jaso was last seen behind the plate, and he wasn't there for Monday's series opener in Texas, either.

The A's catcher is still bothered by a right shin injury he sustained on a hit-by-pitch Wednesday. He started at designated hitter on Saturday and was to be available off the bench Monday.

"He was in the bullpen, and it bothered him some getting down," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "I don't think his mobility was all there. Hopefully, with another day, he'll be able to catch tomorrow."

Jaso is batting .279 when catching and has a .195 average as the DH this season.

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