Wed, 02 Apr 2014 08:49:31 -0700
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hand) will have surgery to fix a broken bone in his hand and is expected to be out four to five weeks, according to manager Matt Williams. Ramos has a broken hamate bone in his left hand. C Jose Lobaton is expected to be the team's primary catcher with Ramos out.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:22:43 -0700
Updating a previous report, X-rays were negative on the hand of Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hand). He'll visit with a hand specialist for a second opinion, according to manager Matt Williams.
Fantasy Tip: Ramos could still be out for an extended period of time. But his news is more encouraging that he may have escaped some serious damage. Jose Lobaton should be expected to take over the starting catching duties for however long Ramos is forced to miss.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:59:33 -0700
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hand) suffered a fractured bone in his left hand during the team's game Monday, March 31, according to a source. It is not known how long Ramos will be out.
Fantasy Tip: Ramos likely will have to go on the disabled list, but there is no timetable for him at this point. Jose Lobaton likely will get most of the starts while Ramos is out and should be considered as a No. 2 catcher in two-catcher leagues.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:26:31 -0800
Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo seemed to suggest that C Jose Lobaton will receive plenty of starts in order to keep C Wilson Ramos fresh for the entire season in 2014. Ramos comes to camp healthy this year and hopes to play in 130-135 games. "If you look at the games caught by catchers throughout the league, 10 catchers caught 100 games or more last year," Rizzo said. "So there's ample opportunity for a good second catcher on a club. Although Wilson is clearly our No. 1 catcher, we certainly want him to be available throughout the whole season. And (Lobaton) is a capable backup in case something does happen with Wilson."
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 08:50:58 -0800
Washington Nationals C Jose Lobaton is expected to serve as the backup to C Wilson Ramos this season.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 07:26:41 -0800
Updating earlier reports, the Washington Nationals acquired C Jose Lobaton and two minor leaguers from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for SP Nathan Karns.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 07:05:54 -0800
The Washington Nationals traded P Nathan Karns to the Tampa Bay Rays. The speculation is that Rays C Jose Lobaton will be coming to Washington in the deal.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:08:16 -0800
The Washington Nationals are talking about trading for Tampa Bay Rays C Jose Lobaton, and SP Nathan Karns could be in the deal.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:19:34 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays beat writer Marc Topkin reports that trade talks involving C Jose Lobaton are picking up, with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets and Washington Nationals among those teams interested.
Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:09:16 -0800
The Washington Nationals may be interested in Tampa Bay Rays C Jose Lobaton as a backup catcher to C Wilson Ramos. The Rays are trying to shed Lobaton's $950,000 salary, but they also do not need a third catcher because of the presence of C Ryan Hanigan and C Jose Molina.