Nats call up former third-round pick Jakson Reetz


Washington Nationals catcher Yan Gomes is heading to the 10-day Injured List with an oblique strain. As a result, the team is making some roster moves to account for the loss.

The Nationals announced that they are calling up their former third-round pick from 2014 in catcher Jakson Reetz from Triple-A Rochester. The 25-year-old has appeared in 38 games this season between Double-A Harrisburg and Triple-A Rochester. 

Reetz is batting .215 with 12 doubles, two homers, eight RBI, 19 walks, and 22 runs scored at the plate. The catcher also has a .342 on-base percentage and a .354 slugging percentage with the bat. In 2019 he was named a Carolina League All-Star in Single-A Potomac. 

Meanwhile, on the defensive side, Reetz has thrown out 27% (9-for-33) of potential base stealers behind the plate this season. 

Along with calling up Reetz, the Nationals have also designated left-handed pitcher Kyle Lobstein for assignment. The 31-year-old had a 0-0 record with a 20.25 ERA in three games while coming out of the team's bullpen.