Jose Lobaton
C WSH
6 days ago

Lobaton signed a one-year deal with the Nationals to avoid arbitration, Mark Zuckerman of MASN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lobaton will compete with Pedro Severino for the Nationals' top catching spot barring another player being acquired or Wilson Ramos being re-signed. The 32-year-old quietly posted his best season in Washington behind Ramos' MVP campaign in 2016, slashing .232/.319/.374 in 114 plate appearances.

Jose Lobaton
C WSH
2 months ago

Lobaton is not in the lineup Tuesday for Game 4 of the Nationals' NLDS matchup with the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Lobaton started Games 2 and 3 and went 2-for-7 with a three-run home run, but he will open on the bench Tuesday with Pedro Severino getting the nod behind the plate.

Jose Lobaton
C WSH
2 months ago

Lobaton went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Dodgers, evening the NLDS at 1-1.

EDGE Analysis

The fourth-inning shot proved to be all the offense the Nats would need in a 5-2 victory. Lobaton's playoff track record is a short but impressive one, as he now has two home runs in 11 at-bats, and the switch-hitter, and the switch-hitter could find himself right back in the lineup Monday for Game 3 with the Dodgers set to send Kenta Maeda to the mound.

Jose Lobaton
C WSH
2 months ago

Lobaton is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers, Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lobaton has been a bit beaten up all season, and given Pedro Severino's success against left-handers at the end of the season, manager Dusty Baker decided to give the rookie the start for Game 1. Lobaton and Severino could both see time behind the dish during the NLDS, although it's unclear exactly how Baker plans to distribute the innings between them.

Jose Lobaton
C WSH
2 months ago

Lobaton will catch and bat eighth Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old appears to have taken over primary catcher duties by default, with Wilson Ramos done for the year after suffering a torn ACL. Lobaton provides some value behind the plate, but he's done little of note at the dish in his career and he recently missed time due to ankle issues. Pedro Severino and Spencer Kieboom should also see work over the final week.

Jose Lobaton
C WSH
3 months ago

Lobaton is dealing with some ankle troubles, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lobaton was reportedly supposed to start behind the plate in Saturday's contest, but this ankle issue was bad enough to keep him out of the lineup. It's unclear when the injury occurred or how severe it is, but he'll likely get some extra rest in the coming days in order to gear up for the postseason push. The 31-year-old's status should become clearer as the month rolls along, but consider him day-to-day for now.

Jose Lobaton
C WSH
4 months 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.

Jose Lobaton
C WSH
4 months 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.

Jose Lobaton
C WSH
4 months 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.

Jose Lobaton
C WSH
4 months 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.