Lambo is one of three outfielders in Indianapolis who will be competing for the third outfield spot in the majors.
Two of the three outfield spots in Pittsburgh look promising for the long term, with Andrew McCutchen under control through the 2015 season, and Jose Tabata under control through the 2016 season. However, the third spot is up for grabs. In the short term, the Pirates are going with a platoon of Garrett Jones and Matt Diaz, which could be a strong combo if both players play up to their previous platoon splits. The Pirates do need someone to step up as an everyday long term option. Fortunately, they have three candidates starting the 2011 season in Indianapolis.
Gorkys Hernandez, Andrew Lambo, and Alex Presley are currently slated to start the 2011 season in AAA, after...
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