weird-O, how does that option thing work? Can they move Lombardozzi up and down all season, or only once? I have to believe he is a guy we will see back here as situations fluctuate during the season, especially assuming Flaherty continues his dry spell. It would be nice to keep him on tap.
this is the last time they can send him down. when he comes up again, he can't be optioned back to the minors without clearing waivers. from Brit Ghiroli's tweets, it sounds like he is kind of mad about it.
I read a short article about it also. the writer's angle (not a local writer) is that Lombo's stock has dropped significantly. he said Lombo was traded for an impact starting pitcher. then he was traded for a run down SS who was almost immediately cut after the tigers acquired him. and now he's sent to the minors.
I don't buy that at all. I think the O's value him, but they need arms more than they need a surplus of back up IFers. strangely enough, if Flaherty could hit...just a little bit...they wouldn't have needed to bring back Pearce. this all hinges on one aspect. Flaherty can back up Hardy and it doesn't seem like SL has that ability.
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