Andrew Lambo has been freed. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
The Pittsburgh Pirates will call up Andrew Lambo tomorrow, according to a Pirates press release. There was word on Twitter earlier today from what appeared to be a family member of Lambo’s that he was being called up. The corresponding roster moves have yet to be announced. The Pirates won’t need to make a 40-man move, since there is an open spot, although a 25-man move will obviously need to be made.
“Sometimes you’ve just got to give them the opportunity to find out if they’re ready,” Clint Hurdle said last Wednesday.
Lambo is in the middle of a great season, where he has hit for a .284/.350/.576 line in 436 at-bats, with 31 homers between Double-A and Triple-A. He got off to a hot start in Indianapolis, then cooled for a bit in July. Lately he has been heating back up, with a .297/.395/.649 line in 37 at-bats over his last ten games.
“Lambo, to his credit, he’s doing some things we felt he was going to be able to d...
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