Chris Cotillo has heard from the catcher’s agent, Rafael Perez, and Perez has said that he knows about the rumors surrounding his client, the 29-year-old Lobaton.
Perez: "As far as I'm concerned, Lobaton will be reporting to camp on Fri. & will be competing with 2 other catchers for a starting position
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) February 9, 2014
Lobaton had been viewed as expendable after the acquisition of Ryan Hanigan from the Cincinnati Reds. With he and Jose Molina figuring to see most of the time behind the dish, Lobaton had been linked to the Rockies, Nationals, and Padres in trade rumors.