Steve Lombardozzi 2B PIT 3 weeks ago

Lombardozzi was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday.

Lombardozzi was used sparingly by the Pirates in his latest big league stint and didn't do much to establish himself as even a decent bench bat. He appeared in six games for a single plate appearance and never reached base, so the Pirates opted to instead get some bullpen help.

Steve Lombardozzi 2B PIT 1 month ago

Lombardozzi was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis on Sunday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

Lombardozzi joins Gorkys Hernandez in coming up in advance of Sunday's game, and he brings with him a .316/.375/.368 slash line at Triple-A. In six games for the Pirates this season, Lombardozzi is 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.

Steve Lombardozzi 2B PIT 3 months ago

Lombardozzi was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday.

Lombardozzi had been used sparingly in the week and a half since his callup (four at-bats), and was an obvious candidate to head down with the Pirates needing bullpen help after using seven relievers Friday. Right-hander Wilfredo Boscan was brought up in a corresponding move.

Steve Lombardozzi 2B PIT 3 months ago

Lombardozzi grounded out to the pitcher in his pinch-hitting debut with the Bucs on Wednesday.

The Pirates will use Lombardozzi's versatility around the diamond and call upon him as a frequent pinch-hitter. Only a series of injuries would boost the utilityman's playing time. He holds a career line of .266/.297/.340 in 779 major-league at-bats.

Steve Lombardozzi 2B PIT 3 months ago

Lombardozzi was called up to the major leagues Wednesday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Lombardozzi has gotten off to a great start to the season with Triple-A Indianapolis, slashing .379/.460/.483 with 13 RBI in 24 games. With Andrew Lambo heading to the DL with a foot injury, Lombardozzi will fill the vacant roster spot and serve as a utility infield option.

Steve Lombardozzi 2B PIT 6 months ago

Lombardozzi was traded to the Pirates on Tuesday for cash considerations, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.

Manny Machado's absence afforded Lombardozzi a chance at semi-regular playing time to start the season, and he hit .292 in 72 at-bats in April, but then saw just a mere one at-bat after the calendar turned to May. His numbers in a larger sample at Triple-A Norfolk left a lot to be desired (.270/.307/.311) and the 26-year-old will likely serve as little more than a last-ditch utility option with his new club.

Steve Lombardozzi 2B PIT 8 months ago

Lombardozzi cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk on Monday.

The 26-year-old utility player only posted a .297 OBP in 74 plate appearances with the O's last season before getting demoted to Triple-A. He doesn't hit for much power or steal many bases, so in order for him to be a useful fantasy option in deeper leagues, he needs to play every day and it does not seem like that will happen in Baltimore anytime soon.

Steve Lombardozzi 2B PIT 1 year ago

Orioles optioned INF Steve Lombardozzi to Triple-A Norfolk.

They've chosen to keep three catchers on the roster for the time being. Lombardozzi's second stint with the big club this season was a brief one, as he was just called up Saturday.

Steve Lombardozzi 2B PIT 1 year ago

Orioles recalled INF Steve Lombardozzi from Triple-A Norfolk.

Lombardozzi began the season with the Orioles, hitting .292/.301/.333 with two RBI and a 13/0 K/BB ratio in 72 at-bats. He's a valuable bench option with his ability to play all over the field.

Steve Lombardozzi 2B PIT 1 year ago

Orioles optioned INF Steve Lombardozzi to Triple-A Norfolk.

Lombardozzi started 13 straight games at second base for the Orioles at one point this season, but Jonathan Schoop has since taken over the position. Lombardozzi got the boot Thursday to clear a roster spot for Manny Machado, who was activated from the disabled list.