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Orioles acquire Steve Lombardozzi from Detroit

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The Orioles today announced that they have acquired INF STEVE LOMBARDOZZI from Detroit in exchange for minor league INF ALEX GONZALEZ.

Lombardozzi, 25, is a .264/.297/.342 hitter in 755 plate appearances since 2011 with Washington, and a career .298/.369/.411 hitter in four minor league seasons. Acquired by Detroit with two other players in exchange for RHP DOUG FISTER on December 2, 2013, Lombardozzi has played second base, third base, shortstop and the outfield for Washington. He was born in Fulton, MD and attended Atholton HS in Columbia, MD.

Gonzalez, 37, was signed by the Orioles as a free agent to a minor league contract on February 1.

To make room for Lombardozzi on the 40-man roster, CA JOHNNY MONELL has been designated for assignment.

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