Andrew Lambo is the top internal option for the Pirates' first base position. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Coming into the off-season, it looked like the Pittsburgh Pirates would be looking to address their first base need through free agency. They went after James Loney, who signed with the Rays. They've been connected to about every single trade option at one point in time this off-season, but a lot of those options have been traded away. They traded for Chris McGuiness about a week ago to provide another option out of Triple-A. As of right now, it looks like the team could be staying internal for their first base needs. The top internal option would be Andrew Lambo.
Lambo is traditionally an outfielder, but has been making the move to first base in the last year. He has played 41 career games at first base, with 19 of those coming in 2013. Over the off-season he went to Venezuela to play Winter Ball, getting some extra work in at the position.
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