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Jaso returns to starting lineup after 10-game respite

Jaso returns to starting lineup after 10-game respite

Jaso returns to starting lineup after 10-game respite

OAKLAND -- After being held out of the starting lineup for each of the last 10 games due to a left palm abrasion, A's catcher John Jaso was back in Wednesday against the Cubs.

"He feels good," manager Bob Melvin said. "He hit quite a bit yesterday and catching hasn't been the issue, so he feels good today."

Jaso is hoping to pick right where he left off before the injury, having hit .349 in June after combining for a .252 clip in April and May.

His return also means the A's, now equipped with three healthy catchers, will likely feel comfortable sending one of them -- likely Stephen Vogt -- back down to Sacramento on Thursday, when Dan Straily will be recalled to start against the Cubs.

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Major Lee-ague, and follow her on Twitter @JaneMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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