Lobaton (forearm) will catch and bat eighth in the lineup for Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

As expected, Labaton is back behind the dish Monday following a week-long absence due to the forearm injury. With the Nationals having recently released Derek Norris, Lobaton looks set to open the season as the backup to No. 1 catcher Matt Wieters.

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