The 2016 Blue Crab returns to The Show
(Waldorf, Md., May 10, 2017) – The Miami Marlins announced on Tuesday that they selected the contract of former Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Infielder Steve Lombardozzi. He will report to the Miami Marlins after beginning the season with the teams AAA affiliate.
The 28-year-old infielder began the 2016 season with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. He appeared in 40 games for the Blue Crabs, hitting .367, while stealing eight bases and driving in 20 runs for the team. His contract was purchased by the Washington Nationals organization, where he spent the remainder of the season with the Syracuse Chiefs, their AAA affiliate.
Lombardozzi signed with the Marlins organization for 2017 Spring Training and was sent to the New Orleans Baby Cakes, the Marlins’ AAA affiliate. In 28 games with the team this season, he was hitting .250, while sitting second on the team in hits (29), doubles (5), and stolen bases (5).
“We are very excited to see Steve get another shot in the majors this season,” said Blue Crabs General Manager Courtney Knichel. “He was a great player for us, and is a great ambassador for what the Atlantic League and what the Blue Crabs offer to professional baseball.”
Lombardozzi will become the first former Southern Maryland Blue Crab to appear in the MLB this 2017 season.
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About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
The Blue Crabs play 140 regular season games in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The Blue Crabs play at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland with affordable family fun. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information and to reserve your seat at the ballpark today!
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.
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