Lamb and the Diamondbacks agreed to a one-year, $4.825 million contract Friday, avoiding arbitration, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports. Lamb gets only a small raise after an injury-plagued season in which he hit just .222/.307/.348 in 56 games. He lines up as Arizona's new first baseman with Paul Goldschmidt now in St. Louis, but Lamb's job could be under pressure if his numbers don't turn around.
Lamb (shoulder) will be the Diamondbacks' first baseman in 2019 following the trade of Paul Goldschmidt, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. The position switch should give Lamb dual eligibility early in the season in most formats, which should give a modest bump to his fantasy value. Of course, he'll have to hit far better than the .222/.307/.348 line he posted in 56 games last season if he's to have much value at all. Lamb underwent shoulder surgery in August but is expected to be good to go by the start of spring training.
Lamb (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Monday. This is simply bookkeeping, as Lamb has already been ruled out for the remainder of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery in August. Lamb is expected to be ready for the start of spring training. The move frees up a 40-man roster spot for Yoan Lopez.
Lamb (shoulder) underwent successful surgery Wednesday and should be fully recovered ahead of spring training, the Associated Press reports. Lamb first sustained the left shoulder injury when he made a diving stop in a 15-inning win over the Dodgers back on April 2. He was diagnosed with an AC joint sprain that necessitated a six-week stay on the disabled list, but Lamb was never the same once he rejoined the Diamondbacks. He slashed a dreadful .217/.303/.349 in 52 games upon returning from the DL before aggravating the shoulder July 26, with follow-up examinations revealing he had been playing through a fraying rotator cuff. Though the surgery is expected to address his shoulder problems for good, it may be difficult to bank on Lamb re-emerging as a 30-homer force coming off such a major procedure.
Lamb is scheduled to undergo surgery in Los Angeles on Aug. 15 to repair a fraying rotator cuff in his left shoulder, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. The Diamondbacks announced last week that Lamb would require the season-ending procedure, but now a firm date for the surgery has been established. Assuming Lamb endures no unexpected complications while he goes under the knife, he should be back to full strength when spring training commences. Lamb's injury locks Eduardo Escobar in as the Diamondbacks' everyday third baseman for the rest of 2018.