Steve Lombardozzi, Jr.

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Steve Lombardozzi
MG 3281 Steve Lombardozzi, Jr..jpg
Washington Nationals – No. 1
Second baseman
Born: (1988-09-20) September 20, 1988 (age 25)
Fulton, Maryland
Bats: SwitchThrows: Right
MLB debut
September 6, 2011 for the Washington Nationals
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Batting average.264
Home runs5
Runs batted in50
Teams
 
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Steve Lombardozzi
MG 3281 Steve Lombardozzi, Jr..jpg
Washington Nationals – No. 1
Second baseman
Born: (1988-09-20) September 20, 1988 (age 25)
Fulton, Maryland
Bats: SwitchThrows: Right
MLB debut
September 6, 2011 for the Washington Nationals
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Batting average.264
Home runs5
Runs batted in50
Teams

Stephen Paul Lombardozzi Jr.[1] (born September 20, 1988) is a Major League Baseball second baseman for the Washington Nationals. Lombardozzi is the backup second baseman for the Nationals and he has also played left field.

Professional career[edit]

Lombardozzi graduated from Atholton High School in 2007.[2] A player on the school's varsity baseball team, he was named a preseason third-team Rawlings' high school All-American in 2005. Lombardozzi was playing with The Holyoke Blue Sox in the NECBL when Lombardozzi was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 19th round (571st overall) of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft out of St. Petersburg College.[3][4]

Lombardozzi spent 2009 with the Class A Hagerstown Suns and recorded a .296 batting average with 3 home runs, 58 RBI, and 16 stolen bases in 126 games. Prior to the 2010 season, Lombardozzi was ranked as the Nationals' 15th ranked prospect.[5] He split the season between the Class-A Advanced Potomac Nationals and Double-A Harrisburg Senators, hitting .293 with 6 home runs, 49 RBI, 35 doubles, 11 triples, and 24 stolen bases in 137 games.[6] After reporting back to Harrisburg to start the 2011 season, Lombardozzi earned a promotion to the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs after hitting .309 in 65 games. He was called up to the majors for the first time on September 6, 2011.[7]

Lombardozzi was granted a spot on the Nationals' 25-man roster for the 2012 season after a productive spring.[8] His productivity continued into the regular season with a .333 batting average as a semi-regular through May 20. On June 4, 2013 he hit his first career walk-off, a sac-fly in a 3-2 victory over the Mets.[9]

Personal life[edit]

His father, Steve Lombardozzi, played in the majors from 1985 to 1990.[10]

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