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Just about every time Jose Lobaton appears in a Nats game, the team’s TV announcers praise his ability to frame pitches. What they really mean is this: “Jose Lobaton is a liar.” “Pitch framing is when a catcher makes borderline pitches on the edges of the strike zone appear to be in the zone,” our Neil […]
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Lobaton's bat helps lift Gonzalez, Nats to 8-4 win - Byron Kerr

Catcher Jose Lobaton does not get many chances to start. Usually, it is only on the fifth day as left-hander Gio Gonzalez's personal backstop. So when Lobaton gets his shot to play, he likes to make the most of it. Friday night, he was a key component in an 8-4 ... Read More
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Lobaton Claims Desmond’s Helmet-Pulling Crown

With Bryce Harper’s 10th inning bomb against the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday, the Nationals have so far notched 12 home runs this season. Some have been moonshots and some have just barely made it over the wall, but all have ended in a standing tradition of the home run hitter having his helmet removed by another teammate. The explanation of the tradition is simple enough: A player...
Via The Nats Blog
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Catcher Jose Lobaton gets nod against Braves for first start this season

Players joked with backup catcher Jose Lobaton in the Washington Nationals clubhouse before the game. “Congratulations on the start!” they told him. “Happy Opening Day to me!” Lobaton said. Lobaton is the kind of guy who can joke about these things. He knows his role, and navigates limited playing time as best he can — […]
Via Nationals Journal
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Reggie Jackson hand-delivers autographed baseball to fan hit by bat (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. New York Yankees legend and Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson autographed a baseball and hand-delivered it to a fan who was hit by a flying bat during the second inning of Sunday's spring training game in Tampa against Washington.In the second inning, Nationals catcher Jose Lobaton lost the grip on his bat while fouling off a 2-1 pitch and...
Via Holdout Sports
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: Bench players with potential for 2015

Kevin Frandsen Since the Washington Nationals haven’t picked up any big names yet during this offseason, it looks as though they will need to rely on their bench somewhat more. There is need for these guys to be able to produce runs when they are called up and could be more productive if given more playing time. Although the Nationals could use some improvement on their bench...
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Foul tip gets stuck in Jose Lobaton's mask

Your browser does not support iframes.Washington Nationals catcher Jose Lobaton was in the middle of an unusual situation during Tuesday's game in Milwaukee when a baseball got stuck in his mask on a foul tip.It happened in the second inning as Brewers batter Carlos Gomez tipped a 2-2 pitch straight back into Lobaton's mask - and the ball never landed on the ground. Lobaton had...
Via Holdout Sports
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 13, 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...
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

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