Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Lambo Called Up To Majors With Contender (But Not Dodgers)

Remember Octavio Dotel? Yeah, neither do I. But one of the players (along with James McDonald) that we traded away for a forgettable two-month rental of Dotel was Andrew Lambo. And now Lambo will be finally be called up to the majors today, for the Pittsburgh Pirates:

The Pittsburgh Pirates will call up outfielder Andrew Lambo on Tuesday, hoping the outfielder can give the team's beleaguered bench a boost heading into a pivotal series with the St. Louis Cardinals.

The 25-year-old Lambo hit a combined .284 with 31 home runs and 97 RBI in 117 games between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis this season. The Pirates, who lead the NL Central by three games over the Cardinals, will make a corresponding move to the 25-man roster before Tuesday night's series opener.

The left-handed hitting Lambo gives the Pirates more options off the bench. Pittsburgh's offense is averaging just 3.86 runs per game, which ranks 23rd among the 30 major league teams.

Pittsburgh acquired Lambo in a 2010 trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Lambo also served a 50-game suspension for violation of the league's drug policy. But he's done his time (unlike A-Rod), and he's joining the Pirates as they face the second-place Cardinals in a key series. Good luck, Andrew!

photo: Dave Arrigo, Pirates


Hideo Nomo said...

Lambo: First Brood Pt. 2