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15 Andrew Lambo RF
Height/Weight: 6-3/222 | Birthdate: 8/11/1988 | Birthplace: Newbury Park, CA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Pittsburgh | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 2/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Lambo, Liz, Hughes, Caminero expected to make Pirates' roster


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Andrew Lambo, Radhames Liz, Jared Hughes and Arquimedes Caminero are all expected to make the Pirates' Opening Day roster, manager Clint Hurdle announced on Saturday, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Lambo won the final bench spot on the roster despite a .183 batting average this spring. Lis and Caminero are expected to serve as middle relievers, while Hughes will serve as a setup man.


Pirates GM Neal Huntington thinks OF Andrew Lambo is a nice fit


(3/5/2015) Pirates outfielder Andrew Lambo has the support of his general manager Neal Huntington, according to the team's official website.

"Andrew has put together two really strong years at Triple-A," Huntington noted. "If you look at the numbers at the end of the year, he actually outplayed [Gregory] Polanco. Most people don't remember that, they think of him like, 'At 25, he's kind of an afterthought.' But he's a player we still like and believe could fit in as a nice piece for us."

That confidence has spread as Lambo looks forward to contributing at a high level.

"This year I'm confident, physically and mentally focused and ready," Lambo said. "Last year I was unprepared, not confident."

The 26-year-old has a batting average of .280 in the minors.  He is looking to continue to make strides while in the majors.

"I'm not going to tell you I'm going to hit .700. But I'll tell you what: I'm not going to worry about it if I hit .100," said Lambo, who continues to split defensive drills between the outfield and first base. "I'm worried about just swinging well, not worried about the results."

 


Snider trade should free up at-bats for Pirates' Andrew Lambo


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2015) Saving money wasn't the only motivation for the Pirates to trade outfielder Travis Snider to the Orioles earlier this week, according to Pittsburgh columnist Dejan Kovacevic. Pirates general manager Neal Huntington is eager to see what Andrew Lambo can do with 200-300 plate appearances at the MLB level, so trading Snider helped free up at-bats.

“I’m excited. I’m beyond excited for the opportunity,” Lambo said. “At the same time, I liked Travis. Everyone liked Travis. I know he was a big part of the team, a big part of the clubhouse and … well, I just have to be myself. I have to be the player, the person I am and show up every day to help the Pirates win. I’m grateful to be getting that chance.”

Lambo was sent to the minors last season after a rough spring training. He battled through a thumb injury, but once he returned to 100 percent, Lambo got on track offensively. He hit .328 with a .563 slugging percentage and .952 OPS in 61 games for Triple-A Indianapolis before he was back in the majors in late August.

“The way I look at it, I battled back, I came back,” he said. “I was there in Pittsburgh playing in games that mattered in front of full houses and against the Cardinals or Johnny Cueto, and I feel like I grew up there, like I matured.”

Lambo will now go to spring training looking to grab a bench spot as a fourth outfielder/backup first baseman.

“Honestly, this is the first time in my career I just relaxed, checked out a little bit," he said. "I was always running around the Arizona Fall League or winter ball and now … I don’t know, I feel like this has been good. I feel hungry. I want to get out there and prove … not to everybody but to my team that I can do the job. I can’t wait for that.”


Andrew Lambo has deep sleeper appeal


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/4/2014) Andrew Lambo may not be Gregory Polanco, but if you resent him for starting over the superior prospect, you may miss out on some cheap power down the stretch. As I pointed out in my latest blog post profiling some of the more notable September callups, Lambo has made a name for himself in the minors, hitting 32 homers for a .922 OPS last year and following it up with a .923 OPS this year.

Now, plenty of players have hit bunches of homers in the minors and never amounted to anything in the big leagues, and at age 26, Lambo is nearing his expiration date as a prospect. But injuries and off-the-field issues delayed him a few years. He was considered a prospect of note when the Dodgers traded him along with James McDonald for Octavio Dotel back in 2010. To start him over Polanco with a playoff spot on the line, the Pirates must see something they like in him even now.

Do I honestly think it'll last? No. As I've pointed out elsewhere, I think Polanco offered more good than bad in his first stint with the Pirates, and I think they'll eventually decide he's the better option. But particularly in NL-only leagues, Lambo is worth a flier just in case that doesn't happen.


Andrew Lambo gets the call Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) The Pirates have called up Andrew Lambo Friday.

The club wanted to get another bat on the bench for the weekend series, and decided to promote Lambo. He'll take Gerrit Cole's spot on the roster. Cole will return to the club when rosters expand September 1. 


Andrew Lambo still in Pirates' future plans


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Sunday first baseman/outfielder Andrew Lambo is in the early stages of baseball activities following late May thumb surgery, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"He's not going to miss as much time as you might expect for a guy coming back from surgery," Huntington said. "He's done everything we've asked him to do and he's just in the early phases of baseball activity from a right-thumb standpoint, meaning swinging and actually catching the ball."

Despite the recent additions of Gregory Polanco in right field and Ike Davis at first base, Huntington said Lambo still fits into the team's long-term plans.

"We think so. Whether it's this year or could be somewhere down the road, we still think he's a great fit," he said. "You hit 30-something home runs, you can fit anywhere."


Andrew Lambo goes under the knife for thumb


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Pirates outfielder Andrew Lambo will likely be sidelined until July, after undergoing surgery on his thumb Wednesday, the team announced.  

Lambo underwent surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb, an injury suffered in early May. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the typical recovery time for this surgery is 6-to-8 weeks.

Lambo was enjoying another solid season in the minors prior to the injury. He was hitting .344/.430/.570 in 107 at-bats for Triple-A Indianapolis. 


Andrew Lambo shelved with thumb issue


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Pirates outfielder prospect Andrew Lambo has been placed on the minor league disabled list with a thumb injury. He has been playing with Triple-A Indianapolis.

The move is a setback for Lambo, who has been tearing it up at the plate. He owns a fine stat line of .344/.430/.570. He has 19 RBI in just 93 at-bats.


Pirates option Andrew Lambo to Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Pirates slugger Andrew Lambo came into spring training with a great opportunity to potentially emerge with regular at-bats as the team's first baseman. His hopes of landing that role ended Tuesday when the Pirates optioned Lambo to Triple-A Indianapolis.

It was a rough camp for Lambo, who struggled offensively. He hit just .095 (4 for 42) with three RBI and three runs in 17 spring games.


Andrew Lambo getting crash course in playing first base


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2014) Pirates outfielder Andrew Lambo continues to take reps at first base, as the team tries to evaluate whether or not he can handle the defensive responsibilities in order to platoon him at first base with Gaby Sanchez.

"Obviously you get some pressure, but I don't really look at it like that," Lambo said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I think it's exciting."

Lambo slugged .574 in 120 games between Double-A and Triple-A last season. The Pirates hope his offensive game will be able to translate to the majors, which is why it's imperative for the team to find ways to get his bat into the lineup.

"We want to get him as many reps as possible here throughout spring training to see what we have," Hurdle said.


Pirates may try Andrew Lambo at first base


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/24/2013) MLB.com reports that the Pirates may look to use prospect Andrew Lambo at either first base or right field next season.

Lambo played mostly in the outfield in the minors this past season, and he played exclusively in the outfield during his brief stint with the Pirates. This winter, he will be playing first base in the Venezuelan Winter League, and he is expected to play there during spring training as well.

Lambo earned a series of late-season callups with an impressive minor league campaign in which he hit .282 with 32 home runs and 99 home runs in 120 games split between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis.


Andrew Lambo hits first career HR


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2013) Pirates outfielder Andrew Lambo hit his first career major league homer Saturday as a pinch-hitter in a win at Cincinnati. Lambo belted his first career homer in the sixth inning for a solo shot off Logan Ondrusek.

The 25-year-old Lambo has gone just 6 for 28 (.214) this year for Pittsburgh but Saturday's game was definitely a high point. He has just two RBI all season and 11 strikeouts.

Pirates add two more to roster


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2013) The Pirates recalled reliever Jared Hughes and outfielder Andrew Lambo from Triple-A Indianapolis Tuesday. The duo has been up and down for the Pirates over the season. Neither player is expected to have a starring role with the club down the stretch. 

Pirates option Andrew Lambo


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2013) The Pirates have optioned Andrew Lambo to Triple-A Indianapolis, MLB.com reports. lambo hit .211/.318/.263 for Pittsburgh over eight games and could be back with the team following roster expansions in September.

Pirates recall Andrew Lambo


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2013) The Pirates recalled outfielder Andrew Lambo from Triple-A Indianpolis Saturday to take the roster spot of Starling Marte, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Lambo went 1 for 9 in four appearances with the Pirates earlier in August. He has hit .282/.347/.574 with 32 home runs and 99 RBI in 444 at-bats between Double-A and Triple-A.


Andrew Lambo optioned to minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2013) The Pirates optioned outfielder Andrew Lambo to Triple-A Indianapolis Sunday. Lambo was just 1 for 9 with one RBI in four games following his promotion from the minors Tuesday.

The Pirates plan to recall Lambo after the 10-day period following a demotion has passed, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


Andrew Lambo held hitless in MLB debut


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2013) Pirates outfielder Andrew Lambo failed to make make much of an impact in his major-league debut Tuesday night against the Cardinals.

Lambo grounded out to first during his first MLB at-bat. He finished 0 for 3 with a strikeout in a 4-3 defeat in extras. Garrett Jones took his spot in right field in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Lambo was called up Sunday from Triple-A Indianapolis. He was acquired from the Dodgers in 2010 and missed most of last season with a wrist injury. He batted .284/.350/.576 in 436 at-bats over two levels of the minors.

Jose Tabata dealing with flu-like symptoms


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2013) Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata was scratched from Tuesday's contest against the Cardinals due to flu-like symptoms. Andrew Lambo will make his MLB debut in Tabata's place, the team announced.

Tabata is hitting .158 with one home run and four RBI over his last 57 at-bats (23 games). He has a .256/.335/.381 with three homers and 14 RBI in 176 at-bats.

Andrew Lambo officially called up


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2013) As expected, the Pirates have called up outfielder Andrew Lambo from the minors Tuesday.

Lambo hit .284/.350/.576 in 436 at-bats over two levels of the minors. Lambo was acquired from the Dodgers in 2010. 


Andrew Lambo intriguing for dynasty leagues


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/12/2013) Pirates outfield prospect Andrew Lambo, who came over from the Dodgers along with James McDonald in a 2010 trade, hasn't cracked the Baseball America preseason top 100 since 2009, but more because of off-the-field troubles than anything else -- most notably, a 50-game suspension for substance abuse while still with the Dodgers in 2010.

But after missing most of last season with a wrist injury, he has finally reclaimed the talent that once made him such a highly regarded prospect, hitting 31 homers -- tied for the minor-league lead -- in only 436 at-bats between Double- and Triple-A. And with his promotion to the majors Monday, he suddenly becomes a relevant Fantasy option.

How much he'll play remains to be seen, but the Pirates haven't been getting much production from right field, which just so happens to be Lambo's primary position. At age 25, I'm guessing he'll either sink or swim with this opportunity, so while his questionable pedigree and rocky ride to the majors make him not such a high-priority pickup in standard mixed leagues, dynasty-league owners might want to put in a claim just to lock him up for a cheap price, paticularly ones who have been kicking themselves for passing up Darin Ruf.


Pirates calling up slugger Andrew Lambo


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2013) The Pirates announced Monday they will select the contract of outfielder Andrew Lambo from Triple-A Indianapolis Tuesday. Lambo hit a combined .284 with five triples, 24 doubles, 31 home runs and 97 RBI in 117 games between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis.

No plans to promote Andrew Lambo


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2013) The Pirates have no immediate plans to call up outfield prospect Andrew Lambo, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

"We're so happy for (Lambo's) development," manager Clint Hurdle told the Tribune-Review Wednesday. "I still want to give (Alex Presley and Jose Tabata) more reps to see if they can establish traction out there."

Lambo has hit .282/.343/.581 with 31 home runs, 92 RBI and seven stolen bases in 418 at-bats between Double-A and Triple-A.


Andrew Lambo could be in Pirates' plans


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2013) The trade deadline came and passed without the Pirates making a big move to bolster their lineup Wednesday, but general manager Neal Huntington does not think his lineup is set. He told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that minor-league outfielder Andrew Lambo could be a an option to play right field down the stretch.

"We got Andrew for a reason," Huntington said.

Lambo has 27 home runs in 390 at-bats between Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis. Manager Clint Hurdle acknowledged that Lambo is part of their plans, but the fact that he is not on the 40-man roster could be the reason they have yet to give him the call.

"He was a couple of years ago, when it didn't pan out very well," Hurdle told MLB.com Thursday. "He's dealt with some things professionally, has worked his way back and is doing everything he can to make sure we're aware that he's playing good ball and swinging the bat. So definitely there's still interest in Lambo."


Lambo given time to adjust


(5/27/2011) MLB.com reports that Pirates OF prospect Andrew Lambo has not played since May 22, but that director of player development Kyle Start said that his absence has not been due to injury. “We’re continuing to help him make some adjustments to the Triple-A level and picking our spots to help him make those adjustments rather than just competing in games,” Stark said.