Wilson Ramos and Mark Melancon headline the Nationals' list of free agents.
Lobaton, the Nationals' Game 2 hero starts over Pedro Severino.
Lobaton will start over Pedro Severino. The rest of the lineup is the same as Game 1.
Jose Lobaton appears to be the likely starter for the Nationals, but rookie Pedro Severino is also expected to see time behind the plate.
Two veterans will return Saturday night, plus lineups and discussion of tonight's game.
Manager Dusty Baker had said the day before that Zimmerman and Jose Lobaton would be activated Friday, but he wanted them to work out with the team Friday before doing so.
What does their return means for this Nationals roster and lineup moving forward?
Updates on all the injured Nationals, plus lineups for Monday night's game against the Rockies.
The Nationals most big-league-ready catching prospect will join the team Friday.
Why isn't Jose Lobaton catching Gonzalez tonight, as he has in every one of Gio's starts this season?