John Jaso to return for A's
PHOENIX -- Oakland Athletics catcher John Jaso will take his place behind home plate in a game for the first time since suffering a concussion when he was struck by a foul tip on July 24.
Jaso was given the starting nod for the spring training opener in Scottsdale on Wednesday, a move A's manager Bob Melvin hopes will put Jaso at ease quickly.
Melvin said Jaso will play four or five innings.
"We'll see what he does right off the bat," Melvin said Tuesday.
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