Lombard with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2016
|Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 27|
September 14, 1975 |
|September 4, 1998, for the Atlanta Braves|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 1, 2006, for the Washington Nationals|
|Runs batted in||21|
Lombard was drafted in the second round by the Atlanta Braves in the 1994 Major League Baseball Draft, the same year that he graduated from The Lovett School in Atlanta. He played for the Braves, Detroit Tigers, Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Washington Nationals. Lombard, a celebrated high school running back, had initially committed to play for the Georgia Bulldogs before changing his direction toward baseball.
During the 2008-2009 offseason, Lombard signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians.
On July 4, 2009 Lombard was released by the Indians. He spent 2010 as the hitting coach for the Lowell Spinners, Short-Season A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, and served as manager of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast Red Sox in 2011–2012. His teams compiled a 61–59 (.508) overall record, with the 2012 edition winning the GCL's South Division. In December 2012, Lombard was promoted by the Red Sox to roving outfield and baserunning coordinator throughout the team's minor league farm system. He was hired by the Braves in September 2015 to fill the same role, as well as to serve as overall field coordinator in the Atlanta player development system.
- "Red Sox announce personnel moves in baseball operations". MLB.com. December 20, 2012. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
- "Braves announce George Lombard as Minor League Field Coordinator". MLB.com. September 4, 2015. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
- Weisman, Jon (December 17, 2015). "Dodgers name coaches for 2016". Dodgers.com. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
- Snow, Chris (February 21, 2005). "Lombard is one centered center fielder". Boston Globe. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
- "George Francis Fabyan Lombard, former senior associate dean, dies at 93". Harvard Gazette. July 22, 2004. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube, or Retrosheet, or Baseball Reference (Minor, Independent and Winter leagues), or Sox Prospects, or Pura Pelota (Venezuelan Winter League)
|Gulf Coast Red Sox manager
|Los Angeles Dodgers First Base Coach