Aug 31, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Lobaton (59) prepares in the dugout before a game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports
As for Karns, the 26-year-old pitcher is a bit of a late bloomer, though, had a very fine season in Double-A last season. He should eventually make his way to the big league roster in the next season or two and provide solid insurance in the Tampa Bay bullpen. He could even see some time this year as he’s expected to begin the season in Triple-A Durham.
Meanwhile, Lobaton will serve as the Nationals backup catcher behind Wilson Ramos, though figures to still get an ample amount of playing time as Washington attempts to keep Ramos healthy.
Topics:Jose Lobaton, Tampa Bay Rays, Washington Nationals
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