Steve Lombardozzi, Jr.

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Steve Lombardozzi
MG 3281 Steve Lombardozzi, Jr..jpg
Tenure with the Washington Nationals
Baltimore Orioles – No. 12
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 April 5, 2014)
Batting average.265
Home runs5
Runs batted in50
Teams
 
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Steve Lombardozzi
MG 3281 Steve Lombardozzi, Jr..jpg
Tenure with the Washington Nationals
Baltimore Orioles – No. 12
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 April 5, 2014)
Batting average.265
Home runs5
Runs batted in50
Teams

Stephen Paul Lombardozzi Jr. (born September 20, 1988) is an American professional baseball second baseman for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball.

Career[edit]

Lombardozzi graduated from Atholton High School in 2007.[1] 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 New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) when he was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 19th round (571st overall) of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft out of St. Petersburg College.[2][3]

Lombardozzi spent 2009 with the Class A Hagerstown Suns and recorded a .296 batting average with three home runs, 58 runs batted in (RBIs), and 16 stolen bases in 126 games. Prior to the 2010 season, Lombardozzi was ranked as the Nationals' 15th best prospect.[4] He split the season between the Class-A Advanced Potomac Nationals and Double-A Harrisburg Senators, hitting .293 with six home runs, 49 RBIs, 35 doubles, 11 triples, and 24 stolen bases in 137 games.[5] 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.[6]

Lombardozzi was granted a spot on the Nationals 25-man roster for the 2012 season after a productive spring.[7] 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 sacrifice fly in a 3–2 victory over the Mets. [8]

On December 2, 2013, Lombardozzi was traded to the Detroit Tigers, along with pitchers Ian Krol and Robbie Ray, for starting pitcher Doug Fister.[9]

Before playing in a regular-season game with the Tigers, Lombardozzi was traded on March 24, 2014, to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Alex Gonzalez.[10] On March 29, 2014 it was announced that Lombardozzi had made the Opening Day roster for the Orioles

Personal life[edit]

His father, Steve Lombardozzi, played in the majors from 1985 to 1990.[11]

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