Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19:28:00 -0800
Washington Nationals C Jose Lobaton avoided arbitration by signing a one-year deal Thursday, Jan. 15.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:55:50 -0700
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos was placed on the paternity list Tuesday, Aug. 5, and C Sandy Leon was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Jose Lobaton is likley to see most of the catching duties while Ramos is out for a couple of days. Make sure you don't have Ramos in your daily starting lineup for the next several games.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:25:06 -0700
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos is out of the starting lineup Tuesday, July 8, against the Baltimore Orioles. C Jose Lobaton is catching and batting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: It appears to be a routine rest day for Ramos. Replace him in your daily lineups.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:07:32 -0700
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos is taking the day off Wednesday, July 2, with C Jose Lobaton starting in his place.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to remove Ramos from your daily lineups.
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:00:14 -0700
The Washington Nationals placed C Wilson Ramos (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, June 11, with a hamstring ailment.
Fantasy Tip: Jose Lobaton should be expected to split time with Sandy Leon, who was called up from Triple-A Syracuse to replace Ramos on the roster. Since both catchers might split time, they are only NL-only options for desperate managers.
Mon, 05 May 2014 13:19:17 -0700
Washington Nationals C Jose Lobaton (shin) is dealing with a sore shin from Saturday, May 3, and he's not in the starting lineup Monday, May 5. However, he's available if needed.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 08:49:31 -0700
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hand) will have surgery to fix a broken bone in his hand and is expected to be out four to five weeks, according to manager Matt Williams. Ramos has a broken hamate bone in his left hand. C Jose Lobaton is expected to be the team's primary catcher with Ramos out.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:22:43 -0700
Updating a previous report, X-rays were negative on the hand of Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hand). He'll visit with a hand specialist for a second opinion, according to manager Matt Williams.
Fantasy Tip: Ramos could still be out for an extended period of time. But his news is more encouraging that he may have escaped some serious damage. Jose Lobaton should be expected to take over the starting catching duties for however long Ramos is forced to miss.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:59:33 -0700
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hand) suffered a fractured bone in his left hand during the team's game Monday, March 31, according to a source. It is not known how long Ramos will be out.
Fantasy Tip: Ramos likely will have to go on the disabled list, but there is no timetable for him at this point. Jose Lobaton likely will get most of the starts while Ramos is out and should be considered as a No. 2 catcher in two-catcher leagues.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:26:31 -0800
Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo seemed to suggest that C Jose Lobaton will receive plenty of starts in order to keep C Wilson Ramos fresh for the entire season in 2014. Ramos comes to camp healthy this year and hopes to play in 130-135 games. "If you look at the games caught by catchers throughout the league, 10 catchers caught 100 games or more last year," Rizzo said. "So there's ample opportunity for a good second catcher on a club. Although Wilson is clearly our No. 1 catcher, we certainly want him to be available throughout the whole season. And (Lobaton) is a capable backup in case something does happen with Wilson."