Lamb (back) returned to the lineup Thursday and went 1-for-2 with a walk against the Angels. Lamb had missed time this week after experiencing back tightness last Sunday. He is expected to be the Diamondbacks' starting first baseman come Opening Day.
Manager Torey Lovullo confirmed Lamb (back) will be the everyday first baseman, starting against both right-handers and left-handers, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports. Lovullo added that he's open to adjustments as the season progresses, so Lamb isn't assured of a full-time role all season. He struggled against left-handers last year and has played just 29 innings at first base at the professional level. The 28-year-old Lamb is expected to return from his back injury Thursday.
Lamb (back) will get on the field Wednesday and take batting practice, Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic reports. Lamb appears to have escaped a serious injury after being pulled from Sunday's game. The Diamondbacks will get a look at him swinging a bat before determining next steps.
Lamb (back) is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Padres. Lamb is still nursing a tight back and will miss a second straight game as a result. In his absence, Wilmer Flores will start at first base, with Ketel Marte manning second and Adam Jones in center. There has been no indication that the issue will affect Lamb's status for the start of the season at this point, though it will be a situation to monitor with Opening Day drawing closer.
Lamb left Sunday's game against the White Sox with back tightness. Lamb was already having a tough spring, hitting just .200 heading into Sunday's game. He's expected to open the season as the Diamondbacks' starting first baseman, though an extended absence could see Wilmer Flores slide over to first with Ketel Marte playing second.
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