Andrew Lambo has been freed. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
The Pittsburgh Pirates will call up Andrew Lambo tomorrow, according to a Pirates press release. There was word on Twitter earlier today from what appeared to be a family member of Lambo’s that he was being called up. The corresponding roster moves have yet to be announced. The Pirates won’t need to make a 40-man move, since there is an open spot, although a 25-man move will obviously need to be made.
Lambo is in the middle of a great season, where he has hit for a .284/.350/.576 line in 436 at-bats, with 31 homers between Double-A and Triple-A. He got off to a hot start in Indianapolis, then cooled for a bit in July. Lately he has been heating back up, with a .297/.395/.649 line in 37 at-bats over his last ten games.
It’s hard to tell what kind of production or upgrade Lambo will bring to the Pirates as a rookie just making the jump to the majors. One thing that is for sure is that it would be hard for him to be worse than wh...