José Lobatón
C FA
2 months ago

Lobaton (foot) is starting at catcher and batting eighth during Sunday's game against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Lobaton has been dealing with some foot pain after being hit by a pitch on his left foot during a game on Sept. 14. He was able to make a pinch-hit appearance on Thursday and will enter the starting lineup Sunday in place of Matt Wieters, who is receiving the day off.

José Lobatón
C FA
2 months ago

Lobaton (foot) was hit by a pitch during Thursday's contest, and will need a few days off to recover, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lobaton wasn't walking with a limp, according to manager Dusty Baker, but he will receive some time off after exiting Thursday's affair. Upon his return to the field, Lobaton will slide back into his backup role behind Matt Wieters at the catching position.

José Lobatón
C FA
2 months ago

Lobaton was removed from Thursday's game against the Braves in the second inning after being struck by a pitch on the left foot, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The extent of Lobaton's setback was not immediately disclosed, but he will not return to Thursday's contest. He was replaced behind the plate by fellow catcher Pedro Severino.

José Lobatón
C FA
4 months ago

Lobaton went 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and three RBI in Thursday's rout of the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

While he didn't join in the Nats' eight-homer barrage, Lobaton continued to produce in one of his occasional starts. The 32-year-old catcher has a strong .286/.348/.619 slash line through seven games in July with two homers and six RBI, but as long as Matt Wieters is healthy, Lobaton won't see enough playing time to be useful in most fantasy formats.

José Lobatón
C FA
5 months ago

Lobaton underwent evaluation after taking a foul ball off his right forearm Saturday, but X-Rays came back negative, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lobaton, who replaced starting catcher Matt Wieters in the eighth inning, remained in the game after he was hit by the foul tip, but underwent the X-Rays as a precaution. It wouldn't be a surprise if the 32-year-old backstop is a little sore from the incident, but all indications are that he's good to go.

José Lobatón
C FA
5 months ago

Lobaton is 10-for-68 with two home runs and two RBI this season for Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Now in his fourth season with the Nationals, the 32-year-old veteran is having a poor year at the plate, even by his standards. The .147 batting average is on pace to be his career worst over the course of a full season. His strength remains on the defensive side of the game, which is great for Manager Dusty Baker but doesn't do much to help fantasy owners.

José Lobatón
C FA
6 months ago

Lobaton has seven hits in 50 at-bats so far this season.

EDGE Analysis

The 32-year-old's core value remains as a defensive specialist, and he has yet to be utilized as a pinch hitter or appear in back-to-back games this year. Lobaton's career .221/.296/.326 slash line doesn't inspire confidence for a major turnaround in his current role behind Matt Wieters. The Nationals' backup catcher has one home run and one RBI in 14 games this season.

José Lobatón
C FA
7 months ago

Lobaton is in the Nationals' Thursday lineup behind the plate and batting eighth, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

He's spelling Matt Wieters with Max Scherzer on the mound. Lobaton has occasional NL-only fantasy value but hardly plays or does enough at the dish to justify using in most two-catcher mixed leagues.

José Lobatón
C FA
7 months ago

Lobaton went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's extra-inning win over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

He made his first hit of the season count, driving a Matt Harvey fastball over the fence in center field in the fifth inning. Lobaton will continue to get the occasional start when Matt Wieters needs a rest, but the 32-year-old doesn't see enough action or offer enough upside to be useful even in deep two-catcher leagues.

José Lobatón
C FA
8 months ago

Lobaton (forearm) will catch and bat eighth in the lineup for Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Labaton is back behind the dish Monday following a week-long absence due to the forearm injury. With the Nationals having recently released Derek Norris, Lobaton looks set to open the season as the backup to No. 1 catcher Matt Wieters.