Abr. 21 9:51 AM PT10:51 AM MT11:51 AM CT12:51 PM ET12:51 HE16:51 GMT0:51 9:51 AM MST11:51 AM EST12:21 PM VEN20:51 UAE11:51 AM CT-Lobaton had a season-high three hits in a 3-2 win over St. Louis on Sunday. Analisis: The Washington Nationals catcher was batting .171 (6 for 35) in his first 11 games this season. His performance in Sunday's win boosted his average to .225.
Feb. 13 12:16 PM PT1:16 PM MT2:16 PM CT3:16 PM ET15:16 HE20:16 GMT4:16 1:16 PM MST3:16 PM EST3:46 PM VEN0:16 UAE (+1)2:16 PM CT-The Washington Nationals filled the last clear-cut need on their roster on the opening day of spring training, acquiring catcher Jose Lobaton and two prospects from the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday for pitcher Nathan Karns. Analisis: Lobaton gives the Nationals insurance behind fellow Venezuelan Wilson Ramos, who has never played in more than 108 games in a season because of various injuries. Lobaton, 29, started 76 games for the Rays last season and batted .249 with seven home runs and 32 RBIs. He was expendable because the Rays re-signed catcher Jose Molina and traded for Ryan Hanigan.