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Lambo gets the call from the Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates need an power-hitting outfielder.

They didn't trade for one.

Instead, they'll promote one.

The long-awaited call-up of Andrew Lambo will happen Tuesday.

Lambo has hit 31 home runs in Class AA and AAA this season.

He also strikes out a lot and doesn't walk much, which probably is why it's taken so long for him to get his promotion.

We'll see how he does. It can't be much worse than what they've been putting out there.


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