Mariners Acquire John Jaso From Rays

The Mariners have acquired catcher John Jaso from the Rays in exchange for right-handed pitcher Josh Lueke and a player to be named later or cash considerations, according to a team press release.

“[Jaso] gives us a left-handed hitting catcher with some big league time who is still young,” Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik said in the release.  “His left-handed bat will be a nice compliment to our right-handed hitting group. He’s a tough kid with postseason experience and should be a nice fit with us.”

Last season marked Jaso's first full campaign in the Major Leagues and the 28-year-old hit .224/.298/.354 with five homers in 273 plate appearances.  Jaso took over the Rays' catching job in 2010 as a rookie and hit .263/.378/.372 on the year.

Lueke, who turns 27 on December 5th, made 25 appearances for the Mariners last season and posted a 6.06 ERA with 8.0 K/9 and 3.6 BB/9.  In 42 career Triple-A games, Lueke owns an ERA of 2.56 with 8.0 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9.

The right-hander was part of the 2010 trade that sent Cliff Lee to the Rangers.  After the trade, it was revealed that Lueke had trouble with the law in 2008 and the M's were not aware of this when they made the deal.


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167 Comments on "Mariners Acquire John Jaso From Rays"


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3 years 7 months ago

Isn’t this the dude who was charged with rape?

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moyerLIVES
3 years 7 months ago

Yes! Anally!

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3 years 7 months ago

By saying “anally” instead of “anal” you’ve made our judicial system sound rather extreme.

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moyerLIVES
3 years 7 months ago

Well the legal system is nothing if not precise.

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3 years 7 months ago

I suppose you could even call it thoroughly anal.

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3 years 7 months ago

I guess the Rays like rapists???

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renegadeisback
3 years 7 months ago

Does Andrew Friedman know that Josh Lueke is a rapist?

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moyerLIVES
3 years 7 months ago

In point of fact he’s actually an analrapist.

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CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 7 months ago

Tobias Fünke, analrapist.

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rickjimbo
3 years 7 months ago

checking in.

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CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 7 months ago

I’m sorry sir, it appears someone just blue/blew you.

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moyerLIVES
3 years 7 months ago

One could say he’s a fan of the struggle snuggle.

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

Better than Olivo.

Thought Lueke could be something though.

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grownice
3 years 7 months ago

Tampa Bay Ray..pists?

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CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 7 months ago

Is that a record for most likes on one comment?

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grownice
3 years 7 months ago

I doubt it, ive seen 100+ a few times lol

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CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 7 months ago

Wow. That’s quite impressive. I think I’ve topped out at like 35~40 or so. Maybe not even that much.

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grownice
3 years 7 months ago

Ya this is the most ive recieved by far , you gotta be quick Lol

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CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 7 months ago

Yea! If you make one of the first couple comments, you’re definitely going to get more likes than people that comment later..