OUTJose Lobaton
C WSH
7 days ago

Lobaton (elbow) was activated from the DL on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Lobaton rejoined the team Friday and apparently showed enough during a throwing session to warrant a return to the active roster. He will resume his role as the backup to Wilson Ramos with Pedro Severino optioned down in a corresponding move.

OUTJose Lobaton
C WSH
1 week ago

Lobaton (elbow) played catch Friday, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Washington had hoped to activate Lobaton on Friday, but it appears those plans won't come to fruition. However, he traveled with the team to Atlanta, so his return will likely be in the near future. Lobaton went 5-for-13 at the plate during his rehab assignment at Triple-A Syracuse.

OUTJose Lobaton
C WSH
1 week ago

Lobaton (elbow) is expected to rejoin the Nationals on Friday, Dan Kolko of MASN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Dusty Baker said both Lobaton and Ryan Zimmerman will be back with the team Friday under the expectation that they'll be activated from the disabled list. Lobaton recently finished up a three-game rehab assignment at Triple-A Syracuse and has not reported any setbacks with his elbow.

OUTJose Lobaton
C WSH
2 weeks ago

Lobaton (elbow) will begin a three-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Syracuse on Monday, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lobaton expects to catch two of the games and play DH for the other contest before rejoining the Nationals. Once activated from the DL, he'll slot in as the team's backup catcher and see one or two starts per week.

OUTJose Lobaton
C WSH
2 weeks ago

Lobaton (elbow) is hitting and could go on a rehab assignment in the next few days, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's encouraging to think Lobaton could begin a rehab assignment early next week and possibly return to the Nationals before the end of the month. However, Wilson Ramos sees as much playing time as any catcher not named Buster Posey or Yadier Molina, so Lobaton would likely only see a handful of starts over the rest of the season.

OUTJose Lobaton
C WSH
1 month ago

Lobaton (elbow) was placed on the disabled list retroactive to July 19 with left elbow tendinitis, MLB.com's William Ladson reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Nationals called up Triple-A catcher Pedro Severino earlier Friday, and he will back up Wilson Ramos while Lobaton is out. Lobaton hasn't played since since July 19, and has hit just .194/.301/.361 during the course of this season.

OUTJose Lobaton
C WSH
1 month ago

Lobaton got the start behind the plate in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers and went 1-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run and two runs scored.

EDGE Analysis

The homer was Lobaton's third of the year but he's hitting just .194/.301/.361 in 72 at-bats on the season. Nats manager Dusty Baker used Monday's off day to give Wilson Ramos an extra bit of rest, but Lobaton isn't likely to start seeing more than about one start a week unless Ramos falls into a major slump.

OUTJose Lobaton
C WSH
2 months ago

Lobaton is in the lineup Friday against the Reds, Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lobaton will start at catcher as Wilson Ramos gets a day off Friday. He only got the chance to start five times in the month of June and is batting just .194/.296/.290 this season.

OUTJose Lobaton
C WSH
2 months ago

Lobaton went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday at the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Lobaton's first homer of the year put the Nationals on the board in the seventh inning, and gave them a lead they'd never relinquish. The backup catcher was playing in just his second game since June 14, and he's slashing .194/.296/.290.

OUTJose Lobaton
C WSH
3 months ago

Lobaton is starting at catcher and batting eighth Thursday against the White Sox, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lobaton is seeing rare action given that Wilson Ramos is missing his first start since mid-May. The 31-year-old has gone hitless in his last 12 at bats, reducing his average to a paltry .163 this season.