Many believed the Tampa Bay Rays would trade catcher Jose Lobaton earlier this offseason, but the backstop remained on the Rays roster.
That may be coming to an end though as it appears trade talks are intensifying for Lobataon, this according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
Topkin hears that the Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Chicago White Sox, New York Mets and Washington Nationals all have interest in the catcher.
The 29-year-old catcher isn’t what you’d call a good hitter, but he’s not exactly awful either given what we expect from catchers. He’s certainly adequate enough to be a backup/rotational player though, especially for a desperate team.