The Oakland A’s have acquired catcher John Jaso from the Seattle Mariners, in a trade that involved two other teams.
The team sent right-handed pitchers A.J. Cole and Blake Treinen and a player to be named to the Washington Nationals, while the Nationals sent Michael Morse to Seattle. In order to make room for Jason on the 40-man roster, the A's also designated catcher George Kottaras for assignment.
Jaso hit .276 with 10 homeruns in 2012 with the Mariners, along with 50 RBI in his 108 games. With an on-base percentage of .394 and .378 batting average with runners in scoring position, the 29-year old left handed hitter had a career-year.
Making his debut in 2008 with the Tampa Bay Rays, Jaso also played for the team in 2010 and 2011 before being traded to Seattle after the 2011 season. In 311 total games, Jaso has a career batting average of .255.
It is expected that Jaso will also be on hand for the A's FanFest, which takes place on Jan. 26 at Oracle Arena in Oakland.