During his time with the Nationals, Lombardozzi, who was drafted by the organization in the 19th round of the 2008 Draft, played every infield position except for first base. He also played quite a bit of left field, and he was the team's best pinch-hitter, batting a team-leading .295 (13-for-44) off the bench in 2013.
Lombardozzi was playing for the Maryland Blue Crabs, an independent league team in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, and he was hitting .367 before signing with Washington. He also spent time in the Orioles and White Sox organizations.
Bill Ladson has covered the Nationals/Expos for MLB.com since 2002 and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.