Steve Lombardozzi 2B/LF DET 4 Days
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 DET 10 Months
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 DET 10 Months
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 DET 11 Months
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.
Steve Lombardozzi 2B/LF DET 12 Months
While his teammates were combining for 16 hits and 12 runs, Steve Lombardozzi went 0-for-6 for the Nationals on Sunday.
The Nationals are optimistic that Danny Espinosa's shoulder problems won't force him out of the lineup at any point, but Lombardozzi is supposed to be their fallback if something goes wrong. Now it's worth wondering if Anthony Rendon might not be the choice instead. While Rendon is tearing it up this spring, Lombardozzi is 9-for-52 with a couple of doubles, no homers and one walk.
Steve Lombardozzi 2B/LF DET Aug 11 '12
Steve Lombardozzi had four hits, including a triple, and four runs scored against the Diamondbacks on Friday.
A rare big night for the Nationals' leadoff man; Lombardozzi entered the game with a .248/.291/.336 line and 22 runs scored in 51 games from that spot. He scored as many runs tonight as he had in his previous 17 starts combined.
Steve Lombardozzi 2B/LF DET Jul 22 '12
Steve Lombardozzi will take over at second base in Ian Desmond's absence, with Danny Epinosa shifting to shortstop.
Lombardozzi is immediately startable in all NL-only formats. Mark DeRosa, meanwhile, will be Washington's primary backup infielder, which makes him worth a roster spot in deep NL-only formats. While he doesn't have eye-popping numbers, the 23-year-old Lombardozzi has done a nice job for the Nats, hitting .267 with 15 RBI over 248 plate appearances, while playing terrific defense at four different positions. If the Nationals don't make a trade, Lombardozzi will spend at least a month as a regular, as Desmond isn't expected back until late-August or early-September.
Steve Lombardozzi 2B/LF DET Jul 15 '12
Steve Lombardozzi had two hits and drove home a run, supporting Stephen Strasburg and leading the Nationals to a 4-0 victory over the Marlins on Sunday.
With Ian Desmond sitting down for a few days, Lombardozzi got the call at second base in this one with Danny Espinosa shifting over to shortstop. While he doesn't have eye-popping numbers, the 23-year-old Lombardozzi has done a nice job for the Nats, hitting .269 with 10 RBI on the year, while playing terrific defense at four different positions. While he isn't an impact fantasy player this season, keep an eye on him for next year.
Steve Lombardozzi 2B/LF DET Jun 13 '12
Steve Lombardozzi went 0-for-5 against the Jays on Wednesday and is 5-for-35 this month.
Lombardozzi started earning himself time in left field with his nice May, but he's been ice cold so far in June. Ideally, the Nationals would be able to push him back into a utility role.