Pirates Officially Call up Andrew Lambo, Option Alex Presley

Andrew Lambo has been officially called up. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

Andrew Lambo has been officially called up. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially called up Andrew Lambo, and have optioned Alex Presley to Triple-A. The Pirates had to add Lambo to the 40-man roster, although no corresponding move was needed since there was an open spot.

Moving Presley down made sense, as the Pirates can’t carry two bench outfielders with their current first base platoon. They also don’t need two bench outfielders since Garrett Jones and Josh Harrison can play outfield in a pinch. This also puts to rest the worries that Starling Marte was possibly going on the disabled list, which seemed off-base since Marte tweeted that his injury was minor.

For more on Lambo, check out my post from earlier: The Book on Andrew Lambo.

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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