JOSE LOBATON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rays deal C Jose Lobaton, others to Nationals for P Nate Karns

A minor trade was announced on Thursday: the Tampa Bay Rays dealt catcher Jose Lobaton to the Washington Nationals in exchange for right-handed pitching prospect Nate Karns.Keith Allison on Flickr via Wikimedia CommonsMLB Trade Rumors added that Washington will also receive minor leaguers Felipe Rivero and Drew Vettleson as part of the deal.Lobaton, 29, played in 100 games for...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals acquire Jose Lobaton from Rays in 4-player deal

The Nationals have acquired catcher Jose Lobaton and two players to be named from the Rays in exchange for right-hander Nate Karns, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Topkin adds that the two players yet to be named are likely minor-leaguers. The switch-hitting Lobaton, age 29, is coming off a 2013 season for the Rays in which he batted .249/.320/.394 (100 OPS+) with seven...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays, Nats Discussing Trade Involving Lobaton, Karns

The Rays and Nationals are again discussing a trade of catcher Jose Lobaton, tweets Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, with righty Nate Karns being contemplated as the return for the backstop. Topkin says that the deal could involve other players as well.
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Multiple teams interested in Jose Lobaton

Trade talks involving Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Lobaton are heating up according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Lobaton, 29, appeared in 100 games for the Rays last season hitting .249/.320/.394 with seven home runs and 32 RBI. Heard talks w/#Rays on Lobaton picking up. Teams w/interest or need include #Dbacks, #Indians, #Rockies, #WhiteSox, #Mets, #Nats. — Marc Topkin...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Lobaton Trade Talks in Progress

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that several teams are interested in Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Lobaton. Several teams including the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Mets, and Washington Nationals are in need of a backstop. Earlier this offseason, the Rays re-signed Jose Molina, and traded for Ryan Hanigan, making...
Via Baseball News Source
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays could trade Jose Lobaton

With Jose Molina and Ryan Hanigan behind the dish, Jose Lobaton is now expendable and the Rays could explore trading him, writes Mark Topkin for the Tampa Bay Times. Topkin adds that, given the vagaries of the game of baseball, they’ll likely bring Lobaton to spring training in case either of their catchers suffers an injury, but could trade him to a team in need of a back-up towards...
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February 03, 2014  |  1 Comment

Tampa Bay Rays get a walk-off victory; force Game 4

Monday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox was not won with ease, but after a 5-4 victory, the Tampa Bay Rays have forced a Game 4.  The Rays did not play perfect baseball last night, but they got the breaks that they needed, especially when they needed it most.  Jose Lobaton hit a ninth inning walk-off homerun to keep the Rays season alive, and hopefully give them the momentum...
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October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Jose Lobaton hits walk off home run into ray tank

For the Tampa Bay Rays, NLDS Game 3 started with a dramatic game-tying 3-run home run by 3-time All-Star 3B Evan Longoria, and ended with a dramatic walk-off home run by relatively obscure backup catcher Jose Lobaton to get the Rays first win in the series and stave off elimination.  Lobaton was inserted as part of a double switch in the pitchers spot, because the Tampa Bay Rays...
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October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Jose Lobaton latest Ray to provide 'magical' moment

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- There are moments in a special season, Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon understands, that defy logic and predictability. As they become more frequent, these sequences build upon one another, like bricks in a tall structure. They become part of a team's identity. They become less of a surprise. Jose Lobaton's game-ending 375-foot solo home run to...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

For Lobaton, home plate is where the heart is

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Lobaton makes a living at home plate. And now hes made his marriage vows there, too. Thats where the 27-year-old from Venezuela wed his fiance, Nina Dominguez, in an impromptu ceremony Monday morning beneath a large white canopy otherwise known as the roof of Tropicana Field. First baseman Carlos Pena and his wife, Pamela, stood...
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July 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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