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Nationals non-tender Ben Revere, tender contracts to four other arbitration-eligible players...

Washington tendered contracts to four of their five arbitration-eligible players this afternoon, but the Nationals non-tendered outfielder Ben Revere.

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Washington Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo and Co. in the Nats’ front office locked up backup catcher Jose Lobaton last night, avoiding arbitration with the veteran catcher.

Lobaton reportedly got $1.575M for 2017 after he played for $1,387,500 in 2016.

In his third season in D.C., the 32-year-old catcher put up a .232/.319/.374 line with three doubles and three home runs backing up everyday catcher Wilson Ramos.

Lobaton was one of six arbitration-eligible Nationals this winter, along with Ben Revere, Danny Espinosa, Bryce Harper, Anthony Rendon and Tanner Roark.

The Nationals announced this afternoon that they did not tender a contract to Revere, but Espinosa, Harper, Rendon and Roark have all been tendered contracts.

Earlier today there were several reports that suggested the Nationals might non-tender Revere after a disappointing season which saw the 28-year-old outfielder post a .217/.260/.300 line in 103 games and 375 plate appearances, finishing at -1.2 fWAR, down from a .306/.342/.377 line in a 1.7 fWAR campaign in Philadelphia and Toronto in 2015.

Revere avoided arbitration with the Nationals after they acquired him from the Blue Jays last winter, signing a 1-year/$6.25M deal for 2016, and he was projected to get $6.3M in 2017 according to’s projections.

Revere is now a free agent.

Espinosa, 29, is coming off a .209/.306/.378, 15 double, 24 HR, 1.7 fWAR campaign and is projected by MLBTR to get a raise to around $5.3M in 2017.

He signed a 1-year/$2.875M contract for 2016 last winter.

Harper had a down year in 2016, putting up a .243/.373/.441 line with 24 doubles and 24 HRs in a 3.5 fWAR campaign, after winning the NL MVP in 2015 in a .330/.460/.649, 38 double, 42 HR, 9.5 fWAR season in D.C.

Harper earned $5M in 2016 in the second year of the 2-year/$7.5M extension he signed with the Nationals in 2014.

MLBTR is projecting a raise to around $9.3M for Washington’s 24-year-old, 2010 No. 1 overall pick.

Rendon, 26, who put up a .270/.348/.450 line with 38 doubles and 20 HRs in a 4.7 fWAR season in 2016 is projected to get a raise to $6.4M in 2017 after he avoided arbitration and signed a 1-year/$2.8M deal with the Nationals last winter.

Roark, 30, signed a 1-year/$543,400 deal with the Nationals last winter. He’s projected to get a raise to around $6.1M after going (16-10) in his return to the rotation in 2016, posting a 2.83 ERA, a 3.79 FIP, 3.13 BB/9 and 7.37 K/9 over 210 IP in a 3.2 fWAR season in the Nats’ rotation.