Andrew Lambo, Jose Ascanio Injury Updates

Two injury updates from yesterday…

Lambo

-Andrew Lambo has a sprained shoulder after running in to a wall in Sunday’s game, according to Dejan Kovacevic.  Kyle Stark said that Lambo has a sprained AC joint, and will probably be impacted by it the rest of the season.  Lambo should be able to return “sooner rather than later” according to Stark.

Lambo was acquired at the end of July in the Octavio Dotel trade.  The former top prospect in the Los Angeles Dodgers system had taken a fall in value, and faced a 50 game suspension for the use of marijuana.  In his time with the Dodgers’ AA team this year, he hit for a .271/.325/.420 line in 181 at-bats, with four homers.  In his brief time after the trade, Lambo hit for a .346/.443/.462 line in 52 at-bats, with two homers.  It’s a small sample size, but it’s certainly nice to see from a guy who was the number 49 ranked prospect in baseball prior to the 2009 season.

-Jose Ascanio has bruised his right hand in his rehab assignment, and will need to be in a split for 3-4 weeks.  That will cause him to miss the remainder of the minor league season, although Ascanio could still return in September to the majors when rosters expand.  If he does return, the Pirates would have to remove a player from the 40-man roster, as Ascanio is on the 60-day disabled list and doesn’t count towards the current 40-man roster.

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