Lombardozzi was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans on Thursday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Lombardozzi will head to New Orleans after being ousted from the Marlins' 40-man roster earlier in the week. He should continue to serve as organizational infield depth.
Lombardozzi was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Tuesday, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports. Lombardozzi was ousted from the roster to clear room for Christian Colon, who was claimed off waivers from the Royals. The 28-year-old saw a brief stint with the big club this season due to a myriad of injuries to the Marlins' infield, though he failed to take advantage of his opportunity, going hitless in eight at-bats. While Lombardozzi has a decent amount of major-league experience to his name, he hasn't collected a hit in the big leagues since 2014, so he likely won't be viewed as anything more than organizational depth wherever he winds up.
Lombardozzi was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Sunday. Lombardozzi was promoted to the majors last week after a glut of injuries popped up within the Marlins' infield, leaving the team severely shorthanded. The 28-year-old went hitless in his eight at-bats and will now return to Triple-A New Orleans, where he'll continue to be relied upon as organizational infield depth.
The Marlins purchased Lombardozzi's contract from Triple-A New Orleans on Wednesday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Adeiny Hechavarria (oblique) was the latest Marlins infielder to hit the disabled list Wednesday after Martin Prado (hamstring) and Miguel Rojas (thumb) preceded him earlier this week, so Lombardozzi was brought in to add some insurance around the diamond. It's not expected that Lombardozzi, who last appeared in the big leagues in 2015 with the Pirates, will see meaningful at-bats, but he should act as the top backup at multiple spots until the Marlins are able to get either Hechavarria or Prado back from injury.
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.