Lamb entered Saturday's game when Billy Hamilton departed early due to an oblique injury. He went 1-for-2 with a double and two RBI in a 4-3 loss to Detroit.
The lefty-hitting Lamb has been a fixture in left field recently, particularly against right-handers, but took a seat Saturday with Andrew Vaughn activated from the COVID-19 protocols list and a lefty working for Detroit. He replaced Hamilton in the fifth inning and slotted in at right field, while Danny Mendick moved to cover center. Lamb has hit safely in nine of 10 games, going 11-for-28 (.393) with two doubles, three home runs, six RBI and eight runs. He's part of a group -- Vaughn, Hamilton and Leury Garcia are the others -- that is covering for the injured Eloy Jimenez (pectoral) and Luis Robert (hip).
Lamb started in left field and went 1-for-3 in Friday's 9-8 win over the Tigers.
Lamb made his fifth straight start and sixth in the last seven games, all in the outfield and against right-handers. The lefty-hitting corner infielder has seen more time in the outfield than the infield in 2021, largely due to injuries. He's mostly played left field, which has become a revolving door after Eloy Jimenez's pectoral injury. More recently, the White Sox placed Andrew Vaughn on the COVID-19 list. Add in recurring hamstring issues for right fielder Adam Eaton and the need for Lamb's competitors to fill in at center field for Luis Robert (hip), and there are available at-bats in the outfield. After a slow start to the season, Lamb has picked it up recently, going 10-for-26 with three home runs over the last nine contests.
Lamb started in left field and went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Tigers.
Lamb filled in for Andrew Vaughn, who was placed on the COVID-19 injured list. His second-inning blast, one of four solo home runs by the White Sox, turned out to be the game-winning hit. While Vaughn is out, Lamb will share left field with Billy Hamilton and Leury Garcia.
Lamb started in right field and went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against Baltimore.
Lamb, who came up to the big leagues as a corner infielder, made his eighth appearance as an outfielder this season. In addition to injuries in left and center field, the White Sox are also navigating an injury to right fielder Adam Eaton, who sat out both ends of the doubleheader with a hamstring issue. That gave Lamb an opportunity for at-bats, and he delivered his third home run and second in his last four games. He's hit safely in all four of those games, going 5-for-13 with three extra-base hits, three RBI and four runs.
Lamb made his first career start in right field Sunday and went 1-for-4 in a loss to the Yankees.
Lamb, a corner infielder before this season, has started seven games in left field this season but was moved to right field in Yankee Stadium, which has a challenging left field. As such, Adam Eaton, normally the starter in right, moved to left field. Lamb has a modest three-game hitting streak (3-for-10) and raised his average to .194.
Lamb went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and another run scored during Tuesday's loss to the Twins.
Lamb took Bailey Ober deep in the first inning for his second long ball of the season. The 30-year-old scored again in the third inning after getting hit by a pitch. Across 12 games so far this year, Lamb is hitting .154/.333/.269.
Lamb went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a 4-2 win over the Twins on Thursday.
Lamb slammed his first homer of the season in the third inning off Michael Pineda. This was only his fourth hit of the season as well. The 30-year-old hasn't played much this year, but he will get more opportunities for the White Sox while they deal with multiple injuries. Lamb is slashing .167/.355/.292 in 31 plate appearances.
Lamb started in left field and went 1-for-2 with a run scored in a 3-2 victory over Boston in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader.
Add Lamb's name to the cast of characters that have filled in for Eloy Jimenez (pectoral) in left field. He joins Leury Garcia, Billy Hamilton (hamstring), Andrew Vaughn and Nick Williams. This was the corner infielder's first ever game in left field in the majors or minors. With Adam Engel (hamstring) projected out until late April, Lamb could see more at-bats as part of the outfield rotation.
Lamb started at third base and went 0-for-2 with three walks and a run scored in Wednesday's 8-4 loss to Seattle.
Lamb gave primary third baseman Yoan Moncada a breather Wednesday. This was Lamb's first regular-season appearance in a White Sox uniform after being signed by the club late in spring training.
Lamb officially signed a major-league contract with the White Sox on Tuesday.
Lamb's agreement with Chicago was reported Monday, though it wasn't clear whether he was joining on a major-league or minor-league deal. His big-league contract presumably means he'll be part of the Opening Day roster, serving as a backup option at both corner-infield spots and potentially getting some starts as the designated hitter. His performances at the plate over the past three seasons would look very out of place at that spot, however, as he hasn't reached a wRC+ of 80 in any of those years, hitting a combined .205/.309/.351. Unless he suddenly rediscovers his early-career form, it's hard to see him earning regular at-bats. Nik Turley was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Lamb agreed to a contract Monday with the White Sox, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
The deal will become official once Lamb clears waivers following his release from Atlanta over the weekend. Murray doesn't specify whether Lamb's deal is a major-league or minor-league deal, but the 30-year-old presumably won't have to wait long to join the big club regardless of the terms of his contract. With the White Sox entertaining the idea of using rookie Andrew Vaughn in left field with Eloy Jimenez (pectoral) expected to miss most of the season, Lamb could factor into the mix at designated hitter for Chicago.
Lamb was released by Atlanta on Saturday.
Lamb was in camp competing for a bench spot. Despite signing a major-league deal, he'll lose out to non-roster invitee Pablo Sandoval, whose contract was selected in a corresponding move Saturday. He'll look elsewhere for work but may have a tough time finding a major-league deal, as he's a corner infielder who's produced a wRC+ below 80 for three straight seasons.
Lamb (general soreness) is starting at third base and batting third in Friday's Cactus League game against the Twins.
The 30-year-old was scratched from Wednesday's contest with general soreness, but he'll make a quick return to Cactus League action. Lamb is on track to open the season in a bench role for the Braves, though he's struggled at the plate in spring training.
Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said Lamb was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Pirates due to general soreness, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Snitker downplayed Lamb's injury and said the 30-year-old will likely be back in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rays. Johan Camargo will fill for Lamb on Wednesday, playing third base and batting cleanup.
Lamb was scratched from Atlanta's lineup ahead of Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Pirates.
Atlanta has yet to provide an explanation for Lamb's removal from the lineup, but Johan Camargo will replace him as the team's third baseman and cleanup hitter. Lamb is battling for a spot on Atlanta's Opening Day roster as a backup corner infielder.
Lamb has struggled this spring, going 4-for-28 (.143) with a double and a 3:9 BB:K, and he may not break camp with a spot on the Opening Day roster, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
When he signed in February, Lamb was expected to be the team's primary left-handed power source off the bench, but Atlanta has other options for that role, including Jason Kipnis (.238/.273/.429 with one homer and a 1:6 BB:K through 21 at-bats). Neither player has particularly impressed, however, and the fact that Lamb is already on the 40-man roster could end up making the difference if neither veteran steps up over the final week of exhibition play.
Lamb agreed to a contract with Atlanta on Sunday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
The financial terms of the deal have yet to to be released, but Lamb's recent track record suggests it will likely be of the minor-league variety. Lamb had a pair of strong seasons in 2016 and 2017, posting a combined wRC+ of 112, but he's been nowhere near that level since. Over the last three seasons, he's hit just .205/.309/.351 and hasn't had a wRC+ higher than 79 in any of them. That performance might work for a backup catcher, but it's not close to sufficient for a corner infielder. It would take quite a big bounceback for him to play a significant role this season.
Lamb isn't starting Game 3 of the ALDS against the Astros on Wednesday.
Even with right-hander Jose Urquidy starting for the Astros, Lamb will remain out of the lineup for a second consecutive game. Chad Pinder will start at third base for Game 3.
Lamb will sit for Game 2 of the ALDS against the Astros on Tuesday.
With a lefty (Framber Valdez) starting for the Astros, Lamb will hit the bench as usual. Chad Pinder takes over at the hot corner in his absence.
Lamb will sit for the second game of the the AL Wild Card Series against the White Sox on Wednesday.
As usual, Lamb won't be in the lineup with a lefty (Dallas Keuchel) on the mound for the opposition. Chad Pinder takes over at third base in his absence.
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