Nationals Call Up First Baseman Greg Dobbs


The Nationals have called up minor league first baseman Greg Dobbs. Upon doing so they have sent catcher Sandy Leon down to Triple A-Syracuse.

Dobbs signed as a minor league free agent on Monday, and was called up before today’s game against the Mets. Dobbs started the year for the Miami Marlins, for whom he hit just 1 for 13 before being released on May 6.

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The veteran Dobbs has a career batting average of .262, not bad for a utility man playing for 11 seasons.

Leon’s services were no longer necessary since Wilson Ramos returned from the disabled list last week. The Nationals had three catchers on the roster prior, but decided that Leon’s .182 batting average made him the viable option to cut.

With only 40 available roster spots, in order to make room for Leon the Syracuse affiliate put outfielder Eury Perez on the 60-day disabled list due to a broken toe on his left foot.