Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:05:32 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates have 1Bs Andrew Lambo, Chris McGuiness and Gaby Sanchez vying for at-bats at first base, and a platoon situation might work there. However, general manager Neal Huntington is likely to continue seeking an upgrade, according to beat writer Rob Biertempfel.
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:25:26 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle indicated Friday, Nov. 22, that OF Andrew Lambo could get a shot to start in 2014. Lambo has been working at first base with Cardenales de Lara in the Venezuelan Winter League. The team's biggest holes are at first base and right field, and Lambo could potentially fill needs at both spots. "We need to make sure not to overlook the in-house pop we have," Hurdle said. "Is he ready? There's only one way to find out. He's got an aggressive swing, and a pretty good eye at the plate. His Minor League numbers obviously get your attention, and we'll look for opportunities to maximize that."
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 08:20:42 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew Lambo and P Tyler Glasnow were named as the team's Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year. Lambo hit .282 with 32 home runs and 99 RBIs in 120 games with Triple-A Indianapolis and Double-A Altoona this year. Glasnow went 9-3 with a 2.18 ERA in 24 starts for Single-A West Virginia.
Fantasy Tip: Lambo is a candidate to platoon in the outfield next year with Jose Tabata, so he's more of an NL-only target in the late rounds. He has good power skills and could become a fixture in the Bucs outfield all season long. Glasnow probably won't make much of a fantasy impact until 2015, at the earliest.
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:20:15 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled P Jared Hughes, OF Andrew Lambo, SP Jeff Locke and C Tony Sanchez from Double-A Altoona Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Sat, 31 Aug 2013 21:25:41 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled P Stolmy Pimentel from Triple-A Indianapolis Saturday, Aug. 30, and they optioned P Jared Hughes and OF Andrew Lambo to their top minor-league affiliate.
Sat, 24 Aug 2013 15:23:28 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed OF Starling Marte (hand) on the 15-day disabled list with a right hand contusion. In a corresponding move, the team recalled OF Andrew Lambo from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Fantasy Tip: Lambo, Garrett Jones and Josh Harrison could see time in the outfield while Marte is out of the lineup, but none are expected to receive a majority of the playing time. Lambo could be a target in deep mixed leagues and NL-only leagues because of his power potential. Harrison could be an option in NL-only leagues if he gets enough playing time.
Sun, 18 Aug 2013 13:07:06 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned OF Andrew Lambo to Triple-A Indianapolis. However, general manager Neal Huntington indicated that he would return to the majors once the 10-day waiting period is up.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:58:58 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Travis Snider (toe) is expected to return next month. He spent a week in a walking boot and received a platelet-rich plasma injection and is now taking swings and doing running drills. Snider made some mechanical tweaks to his swing before the All-Star break and continues to tinker.
Fantasy Tip: Snider might not find much playing time when he returns, however, now that Andrew Lambo is receiving playing time in right field. As a result, his ownership should be limited to NL-only leagues.
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:12:23 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Travis Snider (toe) took batting practice on Tuesday, Aug. 13, for the first time since landing on the disabled list in late July. He also had a "frisky" workout in the outfield.
Fantasy Tip: What got into that cat? Whatever it is, it may not be enough to play often if Andrew Lambo takes off. Lambo's questionable plate discipline may keep the door open for Snider and Jose Tabata in the long run, but Lambo has the kind of pop that the Bucs really want in there regularly.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:16:25 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata (flu) was scratched from the lineup with flu-like symptoms Tuesday, Aug. 13. OF Andrew Lambo will make his major league debut.