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John Lamb | Starting Pitcher | #47

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 5 (0) / KC
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Angels signed LHP John Lamb to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
The Rays traded for but then released Lamb last month. He had back surgery in October and will get a late start to next season, but he's a nice no-risk move for a team like the Angels. Dec 2 - 5:31 PM

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Rays released LHP John Lamb.

The Rays acquired the 26-year-old southpaw from the Reds for cash considerations earlier in the month. He'll be unavailable for the start of the 2017 season as he continues to recover from surgery to repair a lumbar disc herniation. The Rays needed the spot on the 40-man roster and could look to re-sign Lamb to a minor league contract.
Nov 18 - 7:13 PM

Rays acquired LHP John Lamb from the Reds for cash considerations.

Lamb is not expected to be available at the start of the 2017 season, as he underwent surgery to repair a lumbar disc herniation in late October. The Reds opted to designate the 26-year-old left-hander for assignment on October 27. He struggled in 2016, pitching to a 6.43 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, and 58/31 K/BB ratio over 70 innings (14 starts).
Nov 2 - 5:30 PM

MLB Trade Rumors' Zach Links reports that the Reds have traded John Lamb to the Rays.

No official word from the team as of yet, but that figures to be coming along shortly. FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman is further reporting that the Reds will be receiving cash considerations in return for Lamb. The 26-year-old southpaw underwent lumbar disc herniation surgery near the end of October, after which the Reds designated him for assignment. It is not believed that he will be physically ready for the start of the 2017 season. In 70 innings last season, Lamb held a bloated 6.43 ERA and 1.64 WHIP. He also walked 31.
Nov 2 - 5:15 PM

Reds designated LHP John Lamb for assignment.

Lamb underwent surgery to repair a lumbar disc herniation earlier this week and will still be in rehab mode when the 2017 season begins. It was his second major back surgery in the last 10 months. There's still some intriguing raw ability here, however, and the 26-year-old southpaw figures to get scooped up by another team on waivers. Lamb was part of the Johnny Cueto trade package from the Royals in 2015.
Oct 27 - 3:32 PM

John Lamb will begin next season on the disabled list after undergoing surgery to repair a lumbar disc herniation.

It will be the second straight season where Lamb has gotten a late start while rehabbing from back surgery. That's in addition to the left-hander seeing this past season end prematurely due to a flexor mass strain. Lamb also posted a 6.43 ERA across 14 starts for the Reds in 2016, so it's been a rough stretch for him.
Oct 24 - 4:33 PM

John Lamb (elbow) is not close to resuming a throwing program.

Lamb has been on Triple-A Louisville's disabled list for over a month with a flexor mass strain. He's set to undergo more tests, although the Reds are optimistic that he won't need surgery. "We’re doing some further investigative stuff to make sure there’s nothing more physically wrong with him that what we’ve defined to this point," manager Bryan Price said. "So he’s not currently doing any throwing. He’s just doing rehab/maintenance stuff."
Sep 11 - 10:17 AM

John Lamb is dealing with a flexor mass tendon injury in his left arm.

The injury must have occurred in early August, as Lamb's last appearance for Triple-A Louisville was on August 2. Flexor mass tendon injuries have been precursors to Tommy John surgery in the past, and Lamb already had the procedure back in 2011. It's unclear at this point how long the Reds expect him to be sidelined.
Sep 9 - 3:28 PM

Reds optioned LHP John Lamb to Triple-A Louisville.

Lamb earned the demotion after getting obliterated for nine runs over two innings Saturday. The left-hander has some upside but obviously has some things to work through before reaching his potential Homer Bailey (elbow) is poised to take Lamb's rotation spot.
Jul 17 - 10:29 AM

John Lamb got pummeled into oblivion by the Brewers on Saturday, giving up nine earned runs in only two innings.

The tattooed left-hander gave up four runs in the first inning then pitched a scoreless second. In the third inning he gave up five more runs without retiring a batter before being yanked. Lamb's record falls to 1-7 as his ERA swells to 6.43 in 70 ugly innings this season.
Jul 16 - 10:53 PM

John Lamb struck out nine while allowing three runs -- two earned -- over five innings in a loss to the Marlins on Saturday.

The nine strikeouts were a season high for Lamb, but they weren't enough to spare him from his sixth loss. He's now lost three straight decisions and hasn't won a start -- his only win this year -- since June 1. Lamb owns a 5.29 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 13 starts overall.
Jul 9 - 10:37 PM

John Lamb was horrendous in Sunday's loss to the Nationals, yielding eight runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Lamb struck out five and walked three on the afternoon. He surrendered home runs to Wilson Ramos, Danny Espinosa and Bryce Harper before being mercifully yanked from the proceedings. The Espinosa homer went for a grand slam in the fourth inning. Lamb will look to rebound from this terrifying performance when he takes his 5.43 ERA and 1.56 WHIP into a road date with the Marlins next weekend.
Jul 3 - 6:15 PM

John Lamb struck out seven while holding the Cubs to two runs over six frames in Tuesday's extra-innings loss.

Lamb was headed for a loss despite pitching well before the Reds tied things up with two outs in the ninth on a Eugenio Suarez RBI single. The left-hander yielded six hits and walked one. Lamb has been inconsistent since returning from the disabled list and has a disappointing 41 strikeouts over 58 2/3 frames. He'll get the Nationals on Sunday.
Jun 29 - 12:08 AM

John Lamb allowed four runs -- three earned -- over 5 1/3 innings Thursday against the Padres.

Lamb was actually the better of the two starting pitchers -- better being a relative term -- but he ended up without a say in the decision after his bullpen failed to protect a one-run lead. It's not as though Lamb was terribly deserving of what would have been his second win, as he gave up four hits and walked three on the night. The southpaw now holds a 4.78 ERA and 1.50 WHIP through 10 starts. Life doesn't get much easier Tuesday against the Cubs.
Jun 23 - 11:47 PM

John Lamb delivered an impressive performance in Friday's no-decision against the Astros, allowing only one run on three hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Lamb punched out eight on the night while walking four. The only blemish on his night was an RBI single off the bat of Carlos Gomez in the sixth inning. The talented young southpaw will show flashes of dominance, but is likely to be far too inconsistent to trust in mixed leagues this season. He'll look to further improve upon his 4.75 ERA and 1.52 WHIP when he takes on the Padres on Thursday.
Jun 18 - 12:18 AM

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1B1C.J. Cron
2B1Cliff Pennington
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SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Nolan Fontana
3B1Yunel Escobar
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LF1Cameron Maybin
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CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
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DH1Albert Pujols
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PosRoleName
S1Garrett Richards
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5Jesse Chavez
6Nick Tropeano
7Andrew Heaney
8Alex Meyer
9Nate Smith
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PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Cam Bedrosian
3J.C. Ramirez
4Andrew Bailey
5Deolis Guerra
6Brooks Pounders
7Jose Alvarez
8Mike Morin
9Kirby Yates
10Keynan Middleton
11Austin Adams
12Justin Miller