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."
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 08:50:58 -0800
Washington Nationals C Jose Lobaton is expected to serve as the backup to C Wilson Ramos this season.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 07:26:41 -0800
Updating earlier reports, the Washington Nationals acquired C Jose Lobaton and two minor leaguers from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for SP Nathan Karns.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 07:05:54 -0800
The Washington Nationals traded P Nathan Karns to the Tampa Bay Rays. The speculation is that Rays C Jose Lobaton will be coming to Washington in the deal.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:08:16 -0800
The Washington Nationals are talking about trading for Tampa Bay Rays C Jose Lobaton, and SP Nathan Karns could be in the deal.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:19:34 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays beat writer Marc Topkin reports that trade talks involving C Jose Lobaton are picking up, with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets and Washington Nationals among those teams interested.
Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:09:16 -0800
The Washington Nationals may be interested in Tampa Bay Rays C Jose Lobaton as a backup catcher to C Wilson Ramos. The Rays are trying to shed Lobaton's $950,000 salary, but they also do not need a third catcher because of the presence of C Ryan Hanigan and C Jose Molina.
Sun, 02 Feb 2014 11:23:35 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays are using C Jose Lobaton as trade bait, although he could be brought to spring training camp as insurance in case Jose Molina or Ryan Hanigan gets injured.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:32:36 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to terms with C Jose Lobaton on a one-year, $950,000 contract Friday, Jan. 17.
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 19:26:52 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays C Jose Lobaton swatted a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to break a tie in Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox. It was the first walk-off home run in franchise history in the postseason.