Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Andrew Lambo Starts at First Base

Winter Leagues: Andrew Lambo Starts at First Base

In Venezuela, Andrew Lambo went 0-for-3 with an RBI on a sacrifice fly and a run scored. He also struck out two times. The opposing starting pitcher was Carlos Zambrano, who went 6.1 innings. The big news from the game was that Lambo started the game at first base. Late in the game with the score out of hand, he switched to right field, where he played the first two games of his Winter season.

Andrew Lambo has started off slow at the plate in Venezuela

Lambo is expected to compete for a spot in right field in 2014, but having him play first base will give him a spot to move to if he's playing well when Gregory Polanco arrives in Pittsburgh. There is also the possibility that Lambo could start 2014 as a platoon at first base with the right-handed hitting Gaby Sanchez. Getting him time...

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Winter Leagues

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