Steve Lombardozzi, who grew up in Columbia and graduated from Atholton High School, made his Orioles debut Wednesday, batting ninth and playing second base.
“It definitely means something. It’s very exciting to be part of this organization now,” said Lombardozzi, who was acquired from the Detroit Tigers in a late March trade for Alex Gonzalez. “I grew up coming to games here as a little kid so, yeah, I’m excited to get out there and get a game under my belt.”
Lombardozzi said he’s had a bunch of ticket requests, but it’s nothing new for him. He played parts of three seasons with the Washington Nationals.