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Rotowire: Feb 3 / 3:00p ET
News: Lombardozzi was traded to the Pirates on Tuesday for cash considerations, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.
Impact: Manny Machado's absence afforded Lombardozzi a chance at semi-regular playing time at the start of last season, and he hit .292 in 72 at-bats in April, but then saw just one at-bat after the calendar turned to May. His numbers in a larger sample at Triple-A Norfolk left a lot to be desired (.270/.307/.311) and the 26-year-old will likely serve as little more than a last-ditch utility option with his new club.
StatsLLC: Feb 3 / 12:00a ET
News: The Baltimore Orioles have sent Lombardozzi to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash.
Impact: The 26-year-old Lombardozzi hit .288 in 20 games for Baltimore last season, all at second base. The Pirates have invited him to spring training later this month. The switch-hitting Lombardozzi is a career .266 hitter with Washington and Baltimore.