The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed outfielder Andrew Lambo on the 15-day disabled list with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. To take his place on the roster, the Pirates have selected INF/OF Steve Lombardozzi, who had to be added to the 40-man roster.

The switch-hitting Lombardozzi is batting .379/.460/.483 in 24 games this season for Indianapolis. He has played both corner outfield positions, as well as 2B, SS and 3B this year. Lombardozzi has played parts of four seasons in the Majors, last with the Baltimore Orioles in 2014. He is a career .266/.297/.341 hitter in 277 games.

Lambo is just 1-for-25 at the plate this year, with a double and two walks.

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  1. Lombardozzi definitely earned a call-up. This will allow Lambo to get healthy AND to get some quality at bats in rehab for awhile in indi to see if he can get back on track

  2. Gee what would this team think of next! Lamborghini should have never been on the roster. Gorkys would have been a better call up!

    • Bill: Lambo was our LH bench strength. Lombardozzi is a switchhitter so he fulfills that consideration. He is 26, hitting .379 at AAA, .943 OPS, and has almost 800 AB’s in the majors with a .266 average, and plays at least 5 different positions. I like Gorkys and think he will be somebody other teams will want in a possible trade, but IMO, this was the best move possible. I thought it was the move that should have been made before the injury.

    • They both have played well…….i have no issue with either, they both earned a call up

  3. I thought they would make a move, but that is not the player I expected, but he does bring some significant experience with him and hopefully a bat or two.

    • I had PF a few years back and I hope it heals faster in young folks, because for me and many others, it was just a nagging pain in the sole of the foot that never seems to go away. And, it is not something you play through. Day to day? I doubt that. Better think 30 days.

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