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Pirates designate Steve Lombardozzi for assignment

Pirates designate Steve Lombardozzi for assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates designated former Orioles infielder Steve Lombardozzi (Atholton) for assignment to clear space on the 40-man roster for third baseman Aramis Ramirez, whom they acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday.

Lombardozzi, 26, had 11 plate appearances in 12 games with the Pirates this season. He was hitless in 10 at-bats with a walk and a run scored.

Lombardozzi played for the Washington Nationals from 2011 to 2013, was traded to the Detroit Tigers that December and dealt to the Orioles the following March. He played 20 games for the Orioles last season before spending the rest of the season in the minor leagues. The...