Jose Lobaton C TB 4 Days
Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times hears that Jose Lobaton could be headed to the White Sox.
Topkin is still waiting for confirmation, but Lobaton is expendable now that the Rays have Jose Molina and Ryan Hanigan. Chicago is another crowded situation, as the club has Josh Phegley and Tyler Flowers in-house.
Jose Lobaton C TB 2 Months
The Rays kept their season alive Monday thanks to a Jose Lobaton pinch-hit, walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning versus the Red Sox.
Manager Joe Maddon chose to lose the designated hitter spot in the eighth inning when Wil Myers left with cramps, as Matt Joyce shifted to right field. As it turned out, Lobaton wound up pinch-hitting in Myers' spot and delivered with a deep drive over the right-center field wall off of Red Sox closer Koji Uehara. Evan Longoria also had a huge homer in the contest, blasting a three-run shot in the fifth to tie things up. The Rays will send Jeremy Hellickson to the hill against Jake Peavy on Tuesday.
Jose Lobaton C TB 4 Months
Jose Lobaton played the role of hero against the Blue Jays on Friday, delivering a one-out RBI triple to propel the Rays to a 5-4 walkoff victory.
Lobaton also got the Rays on the board with an RBI single in the third inning, finishing the night 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI. Not known for his offensive prowess, he's been a borderline option in deep two-catcher formats this season, hitting .255/.317/.387 with four homers and 22 RBI.
Jose Lobaton C TB 9 Months
Jose Lobaton, who entered the day with a .188 average and slugging percentage this spring, went 3-for-3 and hit his first homer Saturday against the Twins.
Lobaton has been penciled into the backup catcher role since he's out of options, yet we'd be quite surprise if he didn't clear waivers if the Rays went that route. The Rays just aren't going to get much offensively from their catchers again this year.
Jose Lobaton C TB Jul 25 '12
Jose Lobaton went 3-for-3 with a three-run homer and four RBI in Wednesday's rout of the Orioles.
Lobaton "plated" a run with a first-inning HBP before taking Matt Lindstrom deep for a three-run bomb in the fifth. The blast was his first of the season, and first in 59 career major-league games. Needless to say, he's about as far off the fantasy radar as one can get.
Jose Lobaton C TB May 28 '12
Rays activated C Jose Lobaton from the 15-day disabled list.
Lobaton missed over a month with soreness in his right (throwing) shoulder. The 27-year-old catcher was batting .200/.333/.300 through his first 12 plate appearances this season. He carries no fantasy value.
Jose Lobaton C TB Apr 20 '12
Jose Lobaton (shoulder) hopes to resume throwing in the next few days.
Lobaton was placed on the disabled list last weekend with right shoulder soreness. He underwent an MRI on Monday which revealed only inflammation. Chris Gimenez will continue to serve as Jose Molina's backup for now.