Lombardozzi signed a minor league deal with the Nationals on Monday and will start at Triple-A Syracuse, William Ladson of MLB.com reports. Lombardozzi will settle in at the Triple-A level to start but could be able to secure a bench role for the Nationals during the season. The 27-year-old infielder has only played in 32 MLB games since the start of the 2014 season.
Lombardozzi was released by the White Sox on Thursday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Lombardozzi had a lot of roadblocks in his way to major league playing time, so the White Sox decided to let him go. He is only 27 years old and does possess a decent amount of major legume experience at many positions, so he could be swiped up by another club pretty quickly.
The White Sox reassigned Lombardozzi to minor league camp Monday, the Chicago Tribune reports. Injuries elsewhere on the roster could have opened up a roster spot for Lombardozzi, but such an opportunity never emerged. He should report to Triple-A Charlotte, and he could find himself back on the major league roster if they need help in the infield.
Lombardozzi signed a minor league contract with the White Sox on Monday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. After electing to become a free agent at the end of the 2015 season, Lombardozzi decided to re-sign with the White Sox. He will start the year in the White Sox minor league, and try to battle for a roster spot in 2016.
Lombardozzi will elect to become a free agent, Rich Dubroff of Comcast Sports Net reports. Lombardozzi was optioned to Triple-A in July after playing in 12 games with the Pirates this season. The utility infielder could potentially get a spring training invite from a club in 2016, but his fantasy ceiling will likely keep him off fantasy rosters in most formats.