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John Lamb | Starting Pitcher | #47

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 5 (0) / KC
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John Lamb (back) threw two simulated innings Wednesday at the Reds' spring training complex.
The next step for Lamb could be a minor league rehab assignment. He was placed on the disabled list April 3 after missing most of spring training following offseason back surgery. The left-hander is aiming to join the Reds' starting rotation around the end of this month and carries some upside for NL-only leaguers. Lamb had a 2.67 ERA last year at Triple-A (and a 5.80 ERA in the majors). Apr 7 - 10:33 AM

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Reds placed LHP John Lamb on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 25, with a back injury.

Lamb is still rehabbing from surgery to repair a bulging disc in his back. He is throwing off a mound and could possibly return before the end of April.
Apr 3 - 1:56 PM

John Lamb (back) is on track to face hitters next week.

Lamb is behind other Reds pitchers after undergoing surgery to repair a disc in his back in December. The 25-year-old left-hander should be ready for game action at some point this spring, however, and might only wind up missing one or two turns in the rotation at the beginning of the season.
Feb 28 - 11:26 AM

John Lamb (back) is scheduled to throw off a mound for the first time Sunday.

Lamb underwent surgery to repair a disc in his back in December -- a procedure that wasn't reported until early February. The 25-year-old left-hander is only a couple weeks behind the other pitchers in Reds camp and still has a decent shot at cracking the Opening Day rotation. He posted a 5.80 ERA and 58/19 K/BB ratio in 49 2/3 innings last season for Cincinnati after being acquired from the Royals in the Johnny Cueto trade.
Feb 18 - 1:01 PM

John Lamb required disc surgery on his back in December.

The procedure was unreported until now. The expectation is that Lamb will be a bit behind at the start of spring training and will likely get a late start on the season. The 25-year-old southpaw posted a 5.80 ERA and 58/19 K/BB ratio over 49 2/3 innings after coming over from the Royals last July in the Johnny Cueto deal.
Feb 9 - 2:31 PM

John Lamb struggled in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Cubs, surrendering five runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Lamb struck out six and walked three on the afternoon. Austin Jackson burned him for a three-run homer in the third inning. Two frames later, he surrendered a pair of runs to close out his afternoon. The 25-year-old southpaw can now look back on what's been a tough 2015 campaign, one in which he pitched to a 5.80 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 58/19 K/BB ratio over 49 2/3 innings.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 03:48:00 PM

John Lamb was lit up for five earned runs in two innings Saturday in the Reds' loss to the Mets.

Lamb was coming off a very good start against the Cardinals, but the Mets jumped all over him on Saturday afternoon in Cincinnati to clinch their first postseason berth since 2006. Lamb walked two and gave up three hits -- two of which were homers. The young left-hander will carry a 5.40 ERA into his final start against the Cubs.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 07:14:00 PM

John Lamb kept the Cardinals off the board over six innings on Monday but took a no-decision as the bullpen faltered late and the Reds lost.

Lamb worked around five hits and a walk with six strikeouts. It was a low-scoring affair and J.J. Hoover's leak in the eighth took him out of the running for a win. Monday's effort was the strongest of the rookie's eight starts. Lamb holds a 4.60 ERA with a 1.49 WHIP and a 48/14 K/BB ratio over 43 innings. He'll take on the Mets in a home start next.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 10:57:00 PM

John Lamb gave up three runs in four innings, taking a no-decision in Tuesday's 10-inning victory versus the Giants.

All three runs scored in the lefty's final frame on Buster Posey's three-run home run. Lamb allowed six hits overall while striking out three and walking none. Despite a 5.35 ERA, he's kept the Reds in a majority of his seven starts thus far. Lamb will oppose the Cardinals in St. Louis when he takes the mound next.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 02:23:00 AM

John Lamb notched his first big-league victory by shutting out the Cardinals for five innings on Thursday.

Lamb walked six and threw 98 pitches in his five innings, so it wasn't a perfect night. Still, he'll take it. Tony Cingrani, Manny Parra, Sam LeCure and Ryan Mattheus finished up the five-hitter in the 11-0 victory. Lamb is 1-3 with a 5.18 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 10:50:00 PM

John Lamb was knocked around in a no-decision against the Brewers on Saturday, giving up six runs on nine hits over his 5 2/3 frames.

The left-hander punched out four on the afternoon while walking two. Nearly all of the damage against him came during a five-run uprising in the sixth inning. While he'll have the opportunity to remain in the rotation for the remainder of the season due to the Reds limited options, he now owns a troublesome 6.11 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 33/7 K/BB ratio over 28 innings. He'll once again head in search of his first victory when he does battle against the Pirates on Wednesday.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 04:41:00 PM

John Lamb pitched well in Sunday's loss to the Brewers, allowing two runs on five hits over six innings.

Lamb struck out eight without walking a batter. Runs scored on a Ryan Braun solo homer in the first inning and a Jonathan Lucroy RBI single in the third, but he otherwise kept the Brewer offense quiet. Through four major league starts, he holds a tough 5.24 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 29/5 K/BB ratio over 22 1/3 innings. The strikeout rate is certainly spicy, though the rest of his numbers are less exciting. Lamb will head home to face these same Brewers in his next scheduled start.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 04:58:00 PM

John Lamb was saddled with the loss on Tuesday, giving up three runs in five innings to the Dodgers.

Lamb allowed an RBI double to Yasiel Puig in the first inning and a two-run home run to Justin Turner in the third. They were two of five hits he served up along with three walks and six strikeouts. Major league hitters haven't had too much trouble hitting him in three starts thus far, as Lamb carries a 6.06 ERA, but he does have a 21/5 K/BB ratio over 16 1/3 innings. He'll look for better results when he takes the hill in Milwaukee against the Brewers.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 11:09:00 PM

John Lamb allowed three runs and nine hits over 5 1/3 innings Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

Lamb struck out eight and walked none, but three hits in the fifth and three more in the sixth cost him. His last pitch was his 112th of the night, topping his previous season high by six. The Royals were pretty careful with him, given his status as a Tommy John survivor, so it'll be interesting to see how the Reds handle him. He just isn't one to record quick outs, so his pitch counts can climb in a hurry (in his first very start for the Reds organization, he threw 105 pitches in five innings for Louisville).
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 11:15:00 PM

John Lamb racked up seven strikeouts over six innings in a losing effort against the Dodgers in his big league debut on Friday.

Lamb surrendered five runs on eight hits and a pair of walks in the ballgame. The bulk of the damage came on one swing, as Adrian Gonzalez clubbed a three-run homer in the fifth inning. He'll look for better results his next time out when he takes on the Diamondbacks on Thursday.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 01:14:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Kyle Skipworth
4Jordan Pacheco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Scott Schebler
2Adam Duvall
3Juan Duran
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Raisel Iglesias
4John Lamb
5Alfredo Simon
6Brandon Finnegan
7Michael Lorenzen
8Dan Straily
9Jon Moscot
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1JJ Hoover
2Tony Cingrani
3Caleb Cotham
4Blake Wood
5Ross Ohlendorf
6Drew Hayes
7J.C. Ramirez
8Layne Somsen