Andrew Francis Lambo…is a 2007 graduate of Newbury Park (CA) High School, where he played baseball.
Went 0-for-1 in one game with Oakland and batted .255 with four home runs and 30 RBI in 56 games with Triple-A Nashville before his season ended in June following a diagnosis of testicular cancer…was optioned to Triple-A Nashville following the final Spring Training game April 2 but returned two days later on Opening Day when Felix Doubront went on the disabled list…grounded out as a pinch hitter April 7 against Chicago (AL) in his only action before he was optioned back to Nashville the next day… spent the balance of the season with the Sounds…hit .259 (43-for-166) with two home runs against right-handed pitchers, .240 (12-for-50) with two home runs against left-handers…slugged all four of his home runs on the road…batted .227 with the bases empty, .289 with runners on…went 4-for-4 with a walk, triple, home run and 12 RBI with the bases loaded…had a .192 batting average when leading off an inning…hit .290 with three home runs in 27 games as a left fielder, .220 with one home run in 29 games as the designated hitter…did not commit an error in 50 total chances in the outfield…hit in every spot in the order from three through seven with his most action coming in the four (21 games) and five (21 games) spots…collected 14 of his 30 RBI in three games as he had a four-RBI game on April 11 against Colorado Springs and a pair of five-RBI games on April 21 at Colorado Springs and June 15 against Memphis…hit .194 over his first 10 games through April 20…then went 3-for-4 with a grand slam in his five RBI performance on April 21 at Colorado Springs…went 4-for-25 (.160) over his final seven games in April and finished the first month of the season with a .215 batting average in 18 games…then hit .286 in 26 games in May…had a 10-for-48 (.208) stretch from May 2 to 16 but then compiled a season-best 13-game hitting streak from May 17 to June 1 (19-for-57, .333)…hit three of his four home runs over an eight-game span from May 25 to June 4…followed his hitting streak by going 6-for-37 (.162) over a 10-game stretch from June 2 to 13…then went 4-for-5 with five RBI June 15 against Memphis…began experiencing discomfort and was referred to Vanderbilt Urology, where Dr. Sam Cheng made the diagnosis of testicular cancer…Dr. Cheng performed surgery June 17…was placed on Nashville's disabled list that day and was transferred to Oakland's 60-day DL July 4…joined the A's during the penultimate series of the season at Anaheim in September but was not on the active roster…was outrighted to Nashville Oct. 6 and re-signed with the A's on Nov. 3 to a minor league deal with a spring training invite.
Was on the Opening Day roster with Pittsburgh and went 1-for-25 (.040) in 20 games before going on the disabled list in early May with plantar fasciitis in his left foot…missed the remainder of the season… made two starts in right field and one in left field…went 1-for-10 (.100) in his three starts and was 0-for- 12 with two walks as a pinch hitter…the 12 at bats were the most among Major League pinch hitters with no hits…went 1-for-23 (.043) against right-handed pitching, 0-for-2 against left-handers…in his career, he is 17-for-91 (.187) against righties, 1-for-3 (.333) against lefties…was 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and is 0-for-20 in his career…flied out as a pinch hitter during a 13-pitch at bat in season debut on Opening Day, April 6 at Cincinnati…made his first career start in left field April 11 against Milwaukee…snapped a season-opening 0-for-13 streak with a third inning double in a start in right field against Chicago (NL) on April 23…it snapped a career-long 0-for-17 streak dating back to Sept. 21, 2014…was placed on the 15-day DL May 6 retroactive to May 4…was transferred to the 60- day DL June 26…played for Cibao in the Dominican Winter League following the season and hit .079 with a home run and three RBI in 11 games.
Began season with Triple-A Indianapolis...Hit safely in seven of his first nine games (11-for-30, .367) thru 4/13 and batted .354 (28-for-79) in 22 games during the month of April...Hit safely in three of his first four games in May before suffering a right thumb injury on 5/5... Went 2-for-13 during a four-game rehab assignment with the GCL Pirates from 7/3-8...Homered in second game on 7/5...Had rehab transferred to Class-A Jamestown, where he went 2-for-12 in four games from 7/10-14... Was reinstated from the D.L. and returned to action with Indianapolis on 7/17...Went 4-for-4 with two homers, four RBI and three runs on 7/19 at Columbus...Batted .462 (12-for-26) over a six-game hitting streak from 8/5-13 which included a four-hit game on 8/9 vs. Rochester...Homered twice on 8/18 vs. Louisville and went deep in three straight games from 8/23-25...Hit six home runs in a seven-game stretch between 8/18-27...Batted .313 (30-for-96) and recorded a .911 OPS in 24 Triple-A games during the month of August... Hit his 100th career minor league home run on 8/27 vs. Louisville...Made 17 appearances at first base, 16 in left field and 14 in right field while playing with Indianapolis; also served as the designated hitter in 16 games...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 8/29...Singled as a pinch hitter and scored the game-tying run in his season debut with the Pirates on 8/29 vs. Cincinnati...Hit safely in each of his first five big league games (6-for-18, .333) thru 9/2...Made five straight starts in right field between 8/30 and 9/3...Picked up lone RBI on 9/1 at St. Louis...Singled and doubled in back-to-back pinch hitting appearances on 9/10-11...Made first Major League start at first base on 9/14 vs. Chicago (NL) and made the final putout in the first triple play ever turned at PNC Park and the first by the Pirates since 4/12/09 at Cincinnati...Was used exclusively as a pinch hitter after 9/14 and went 2-for-7...Made a total of six appearances (five starts) in right field, two appearances in left field and one start at first base while playing with the Pirates...Also went 5-for-15 (.333) as a pinch hitter.
Hit .282 (125-for-444) with 32 home runs and 99 RBI in 120 minor league games...Led all Pittsburgh minor league players in home runs and RBI while being named the organization's Minor League Player-of-the-Year...His home run total tied for fifth-most in MiLB...Began season with Double-A Altoona and hit for the first cycle in franchise history in his sixth game on 4/9 at Akron; he singled in his first at bat, doubled in his second at bat, tripled in his third and then homered in his fourth at bat, which came in the fifth inning...Hit safely in 11 straight games from 4/15-26...Began season by reaching base safely in each of his first 21 games thru 4/26...Produced another 11-game hitting streak from 5/21-31...Hit a walkoff home run in a 7-6 victory over Reading on 6/4...Tallied at least one RBI (10 total) in eight straight games from 5/24-31 and in 12 of his last 13 Double-A games (17 total)...Reached base safely in 28 straight games from 5/7 until the time he was promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis on 6/8....Hit .314 (22-for-70) with seven homers and 21 RBI in 20 games with Indy during the month of June...Hit safely in 11 of his 12 games from 7/18-29 (13-for-42, .310)...Homered four times in a seven-game span from 7/25-31...Homered twice on 8/6 at Louisville...Shared the minor league baseball lead in home runs, ranked second in total bases (251) and was tied for third in both RBI and extra base hits (60) when he was selected by Pittsburgh on 8/13...Made Major League debut as a starter in right field on 8/13 at St. Louis and went hitless in three at bats...Doubled off Lance Lynn for his first big league hit and RBI in his third game on 8/15 at St. Louis...Was optioned back to Indianapolis on 8/18 and went 1-for-8 in three games (lone hit was a homer in final Triple-A game on 8/22 at Rochester)...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 8/24 after Starling Marte was placed on the disabled list...Had career-high two hits and scored two runs while making start in right field on 8/27 vs. Milwaukee (his final start with the Pirates)...Went 3-for-12 coming off the bench in his final 11 games...Connected off Logan Ondrusek for first Major League home run on 9/28 at Cincinnati; a pinch-hit, solo shot in the sixth inning...Made a total of six starts in right field and two appearances in left field for Pittsburgh...Went 2-for-10 with a double and home run as a pinch hitter...Made appearances at first base and in right field while playing winter ball in Venezuela; hit .228 (21-for-92) with six doubles, two triples and 17 RBI in 27 games with Lara.
Began season with Altoona and hit .206 (7-for-34) in nine games thru 4/16...Suffered a right wrist injury and was placed on the D.L. on 4/17 (had right hand surgery)...Hit safely in all nine rehab games with the GCL Pirates between 8/2-17, which included a 5-for-5 performance on 8/6 against the GCL Tigers...Went 2-for-4 with two homers and three RBI in first game back with Altoona on 8/18 at New Hampshire...Hit a grand slam on 8/27 vs. Akron (game two)...Hit .276 in 58 at bats after his return from injury; also hit all four home runs with the Curve after coming off disabled list.
Split season between Altoona and Indianapolis and hit .236 (103-for-437) with 28 doubles, 11 home runs and 58 RBI in 129 games with the two teams...Hit .184 in 60 games with Indianapolis to begin the season...Was assigned to Altoona on 6/22...Hit .345 (10-for-29) with nine RBI during a seven-game hitting streak from 6/30 to 7/6 and .458 (11-for-24) with two homers during a six-game streak from 7/29 to 8/3...Raised his Double-A average from .222 on 7/27 to .282 on 8/17...Had a season-best eight-game hitting streak from 8/7-17 (11-for-28, .393)...Batted .314 during the month of August...Hit .285 with seven home runs and 29 RBI after the All-Star break.
Hit .272 (74-for-272) with six homers and 35 RBI in 73 combined games with Chattanooga (Dodgers' AA) and
Altoona...Made a total of 52 appearances in left field, five in right field and one in center field with the two clubs...Made lone start
in center field while playing with Altoona on 8/8 at Harrisburg (first pro appearance there)...Hit .431 (19-for-44) during a 10-game
hitting streak from 4/11-22 and .342 (26-for-76) with two homers and 13 RBI in 19 games with Chattanooga thru 4/29...Missed 50
games while on MLB's suspended list from 4/30 thru 6/24...Had first and only professional sac bunt on 7/5 vs. Carolina...Hit .219
(23-for-105) with two homers and 12 RBI in his last 28 games with Chattanooga...Was acquired by Pittsburgh on 7/31 and batted
.400 (18-for-45) in first 11 games with Altoona thru 8/13...Had a 10-game hitting streak from 8/4-13...Crashed into outfield wall
on 8/15 vs. New Hampshire and did not play again until 8/22...Was relegated to designated hitter or pinch hitting role until final two
games of regular season...Hit .281 (9-for-32) with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBI in eight games during the post
season...Knocked in three runs during Game Two victory over Harrisburg in round one of playoffs...Homered in Game Four of series
vs. Harrisburg and again in Game Three of Championship Series against Trenton...Participated in the Arizona Fall League for the
third straight season; hit .274 (29-for-106) with four homers and 23 RBI in 28 games with Mesa - shared league lead in RBI.