Steve Lombardozzi 2B/LF BAL 4 Months

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/LF BAL 4 Months

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/LF BAL 5 Months

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.

Steve Lombardozzi 2B/LF BAL 5 Months

Steve Lombardozzi went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored as the Orioles lost to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Lombardozzi hasn't had much to offer in the way of power, but he's carrying an impressive .318 average over 67 plate appearances playing second base just about every day for the Orioles.

Steve Lombardozzi 2B/LF BAL 6 Months

Orioles acquired INF Steve Lombardozzi from the Tigers for SS Alex Gonzalez.

The Tigers landed Lombardozzi from the Nationals this winter in the Doug Fister trade but decided to unload him on Monday morning to bring in some veteran shortstop help. Lombardozzi can play all around the diamond and should be an active utilityman this year in Baltimore. The 25-year-old is a Maryland native.

Steve Lombardozzi 2B/LF BAL 6 Months

Steve Lombardozzi went 2-for-3 and drove home a run as the Tigers fell to the Yankees in Grapefruit League action on Friday.

The 25-year-old utilityman who came over in this winter's Doug Fister trade, got the start at second base in this one. He's likely to see considerable action all over the field for the Tigers in 2014, and makes for a nice middle infield option in deeper AL-only leagues.

Steve Lombardozzi 2B/LF BAL 10 Months

Tigers acquired INF Steve Lombardozzi from the Nationals in the Doug Fister trade.

Lomardozzi is only a career .264/.297/.342 hitter, but he offers versatility and is just 25 years of age. He will operate in a utility role for the Tigers next season.

Steve Lombardozzi 2B/LF BAL May 24 '13

Steve Lombardozzi went 3-for-4 with a two-run double in Friday's win over the Phillies.

The three-hit night pulled his batting average up from .220 to .242 on the year. With Danny Espinosa (wrist) ailing, Lombardozzi should get regular playing time at second base over the next few days. He doesn't excel in any one category, but with his multi-position eligibility, he could be useful in deeper mixed fantasy leagues.

Steve Lombardozzi 2B/LF BAL May 01 '13

Nationals manager Davey Johnson said during a radio appearance Wednesday that Steve Lombardozzi will play second base for the final two games of the series against the Braves.

This means that the struggling Danny Espinosa will take a seat. Of course, Lombardozzi hasn't been much better lately, as he's hitless over his last 13 at-bats dating back to April 23. Still, it's a situation to monitor in fantasy leagues.

Steve Lombardozzi 2B/LF BAL Apr 24 '13

Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Wednesday that Steve Lombardozzi will begin playing regularly.

The Nationals have struggled to produce offensively over the past week and believe starting Lombardozzi could provide a spark. The 24-year-old is hitting .345 with an .815 OPS in 31 plate appearances this season. He can play a variety of positions and will get a nice boost in fantasy value with the added playing time.