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Top Peter Lambert News

  • Rockies' Peter Lambert: Set for season debut

    Lambert (forearm) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

    Lambert is expected to make a one-inning start for Albuquerque in what will mark his first appearance in affiliated ball of the season. He missed the entire 2020 campaign and most of the 2021 campaign while recovering from Tommy John surgery, but he was expected to be back at full strength for spring training. However, he battled right forearm inflammation in camp, which ended any hope he had of winning a back-end rotation role with the big club. The Rockies still plan to have Lambert build up for starting duties during his rehab assignment, but he could be optioned to Albuquerque once his rehab window comes to a close.

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  • Rockies' Peter Lambert: Nearing rehab appearance

    Lambert (forearm) will throw one inning at extended spring training May 14, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

    Lambert has been sidelined to start the 2022 season due to arm pain while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. After his outing in extended spring training, Lambert will make a two-inning appearance with Triple-A Albuquerque. It's unclear how many additional rehab outings Lambert may need to build up his arm strength and return from the injured list. The Rockies' rotation currently features a stable five starters, so Lambert will likely either pitch out of the big-league bullpen or be optioned to the minors once activated.

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  • Rockies' Peter Lambert: Resumes throwing

    Lambert (forearm) has resumed throwing, Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette reports.

    Lambert has been dealing with elbow pain since the start of spring training, and he's on the 10-day injured list as a precautionary measure to begin the regular season. The right-hander was expected to be on a pitch count in 2022 after missing most of last year while recovering from Tommy John surgery, so it's unlikely that his absence will impact his availability for this season overall. However, it's not yet clear when Lambert will be able to return to game action.

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  • Rockies' Peter Lambert: Lands on injured list

    Lambert was placed on the 10-day injured list with right forearm inflammation Monday.

    Lambert experienced elbow pain near shortly before reporting to camp. He's been throwing recently but won't be ready for Opening Day. A more precise timeline for his return is not yet available.

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  • Rockies' Peter Lambert: Scheduled for bullpen session

    Lambert (elbow) will throw a live batting practice session Monday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

    Lambert reportedly felt elbow pain towards the end of the lockout, a significant development given that he underwent Tommy John surgery in July of 2020. As a result, the team is taking a cautious approach to Lambert's buildup this spring, which could preclude him from starting the season in the rotation.

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  • Rockies' Peter Lambert: Signs one-year pact

    Lambert agreed to a one-year, $762,500 contract with the Rockies on Tuesday to avoid arbitration, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

    Lambert missed most of 2021 while recovering from Tommy John surgery, though he made two starts late in the season and gave up seven earned runs over 5.2 innings. The right-hander debuted with Colorado in 2019 with a 7.25 ERA across 89.1 innings, and he has an outside shot at a spot in the Opening Day rotation this year.

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  • Rockies' Peter Lambert: Sent down Saturday

    Lambert was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday.

    Lambert started Wednesday's game against the Nationals and allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out one in two innings. He gave up seven runs in 5.2 innings across two major-league starts this year but will head back to the minors after Chi Chi Gonzalez (oblique) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Saturday.

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  • Rockies' Peter Lambert: Yields five runs

    Lambert allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk with one strikeout in two-plus innings versus Washington on Wednesday. He did not factor in the decision.

    Lambert would have taken the loss, but Colorado was able to take the lead in the third inning after a rain delay. The right-hander gave up seven runs, 12 hits and a pair of walks in 5.2 innings across two starts after returning from July 2020 Tommy John surgery. The 24-year-old figures to be a full-time candidate for the Rockies' rotation in 2022.

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  • Rockies' Peter Lambert: Gets another starting chance

    Lambert is scheduled to start Wednesday's game against the Nationals in Colorado.

    After missing the entire 2020 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, Lambert made his first appearance with the Rockies since September 2019 last weekend against the Giants at Coors Field. He covered 3.2 innings in the start, giving up two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out two. The Rockies may loosen the reins a bit on Lambert in his final outing of 2021 on Wednesday, but an afternoon game in Colorado is hardly an ideal setup for the right-hander, even against a 93-loss Nationals squad.

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  • Rockies' Peter Lambert: Allows two runs in return to majors

    Lambert pitched 3.2 innings against San Francisco on Friday, allowing two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out two. He did not factor in the decision.

    The right-hander made his first big-league start since undergoing Tommy John surgery in July of last year. He tossed 65 pitches and gave up a pair of solo home runs but kept the Rockies in the game, leaving with the score tied 2-2. All told, it was a mostly positive outing given Lambert's long layoff and the quality of opponent, and he is slated for a more promising matchup at home against the Nationals next week.

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  • Rockies' Peter Lambert: Reinstated for Friday's start

    Lambert (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list prior to his scheduled Friday start against the Giants.

    The club announced Lambert as Friday's starter earlier in the week, and now the club has made the move official by transferring Connor Joe (hamstring) to the 60-day IL and optioning Ryan Vilade to Triple-A Albuquerque. Lambert will be making his first start since 2019, when he went 3-7 with a 7.25 ERA and 1.74 WHIP. Per Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post, manager Bud Black said that he will be on a pitch count of approximately 60.

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  • Rockies' Peter Lambert: Slated to start Friday

    Lambert (elbow) will start Friday's game at home against the Giants, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

    Lambert's rehab shifted to Triple-A Albuquerque last week, and he'll be activated from the 60-day injured list Friday to make his first major-league start since 2019 in the Rockies' opener against the Giants. The right-hander made seven appearances during his rehab assignment and posted a 3.94 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 16 innings.

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  • Rockies' Peter Lambert: Rehab shifts to Triple-A

    Lambert (elbow) will have his rehab transferred to Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday, Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette reports.

    Lambert has been recovering since he underwent Tommy John surgery in July of 2020; his move to Albuquerque represents the final step in his rehab process. The 24-year-old has made six rehab appearances since mid-August and has recorded a 4.73 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 13.1 innings. Manager Bud Black is optimistic that Lambert will rejoin the Rockies prior to the end of the regular season, but it's not yet clear whether the right-hander will be built up to a starter's workload.

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  • Rockies' Peter Lambert: Moves rehab to Double-A

    Lambert (elbow) made the fifth appearance of his rehab assignment at Double-A Hartford on Sunday, striking out five over 2.2 innings while allowing one run on one hit and no walks.

    Lambert hit three batters during the start, so his control wasn't completely on point, despite the fact he didn't issue a walk. Even so, the outing was another encouraging one for Lambert, who is beginning to build up his pitch count as he works his way back from July 2020 Tommy John surgery. Lambert may not have enough time left this season to return from the 60-day injured list and fill a spot in the Colorado rotation, but he could fill a bullpen role for the big club over the final few weeks.

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  • Rockies' Peter Lambert: Feels good after rehab start

    Lambert (elbow) felt good following Wednesday's rehab start, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

    Lambert is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, a procedure he underwent in July of 2020. It looks as though he'll have time to return before the end of the season, though he won't have time to make more than a small handful of starts.

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  • Rockies' Peter Lambert: Throws sim game

    Lambert (elbow) threw a simulated game at Coors Field on Wednesday, Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette reports.

    Lambert threw a pair of 20-pitch innings while facing hitters Wednesday, and he's slated to throw another simulated game before the Rockies determine whether he's ready to take another step in his recovery. Manager Bud Black said after Wednesday's throwing session that he still expects the right-hander to pitch in a major-league game this season, but he'll presumably require several rehab appearances before he's cleared to return.

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  • Rockies' Peter Lambert: Set to face hitters Friday

    Lambert (elbow) will face live hitters Friday in Los Angeles, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

    Lambert has been working his way back from Tommy John surgery, which he underwent in July 2020. This latest news mark the most encouraging update yet for the right-hander, as it signals that he could be ready for a minor-league rehab assignment in the near future. If Lambert continues to progress well, he could become an option to pitch for the big club during the season's final month.

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  • Rockies' Peter Lambert: Resumes mound work

    Lambert (elbow) was recently cleared to resume throwing bullpen sessions, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.

    Lambert will advance to the next phase in his rehab program following July 2020 Tommy John surgery after he experienced no setbacks while throwing off flat ground. The right-hander should gradually increase the intensity of his bullpen sessions over the next few weeks before testing himself against hitters in live batting practice at some point in June. The 24-year-old will have an outside chance to return from the 60-day injured list late in the second half of the season, but the Rockies likely won't be counting on him to fill a rotation spot.

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  • Rockies' Peter Lambert: Placed on 60-day injured list

    Lambert (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Saturday.

    Lambert's placement on the 60-day injured list is simply procedural, as the right-hander is expected to miss most of the 2021 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in July 2020. However, Lambert remains on track in his rehab process and could return to game action late in the 2021 campaign.

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  • Rockies' Peter Lambert: On track in Tommy John rehab

    Lambert (elbow) has been regularly taking part in long-toss throwing off flat ground during spring training, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.

    The Rockies appear to be pleased with how Lambert is advancing through his throwing program as he makes his way back from the Tommy John surgery he required last July. He could be ready to begin mound work by the end of the spring, which would likely put him on track to make his return to game action at some point late in the second half of the season. Colorado will likely place Lambert on the 60-day injured list shortly before Opening Day.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 204 lbs
Birthplace: San Dimas, CA
Age: 25
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R