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Pirates Option 1B/OF Andrew Lambo To Indianapolis

BRADENTON, Fla. (KDKA) - The Pittsburgh Pirates announced 11 roster moves early Tuesday morning.

The most notable move was the Pirates sending Andrew Lambo to Triple-A Indianapolis.

According to Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the plan for now is Travis Ishikawa, who is not on the 40-man roster yet, will platoon with Gaby Sanchez at first base to open the season.

Ishikawa was signed as a free agent by the Pirates in December.

He's played parts of six MLB seasons with the Giants, Brewers, Orioles and Yankees. He's been a surprise this spring batting .333 for the Pirates with three home runs in 10 games.

Other roster moves indicated below.

  • Jaff Decker (OF) – optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis
  • Jared Hughes (RHP) – optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis
  • Andrew Lambo (1B/OF) – optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis
  • Robert Andino (INF) - reassigned to minor league camp
  • Chris Dickerson (OF) - reassigned to minor league camp
  • Jay Jackson (RHP) – reassigned to minor league camp
  • Michael Martinez (INF) - reassigned to minor league camp
  • Omir Santos (C) - reassigned to minor league camp
  • Daniel Schlereth (LHP) - reassigned to minor league camp
  • Zack Thornton (RHP) - reassigned to minor league camp
  • Adam Wilk (LHP) - reassigned to minor league camp

The Pirates open up the regular season against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park on Monday.

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