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.
Lamb went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and walk in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Mariners.
Lamb took Yoshihisa Hirano deep to give Oakland a 3-2 lead in the seventh. After struggling mightily during his time with the Diamondbacks this season, Lamb has filled in nicely for Matt Chapman (hip) at the hot corner for the A's. Since making his Athletics debut Sept. 14, he's gone 12-for-45 with three homers, four doubles and nine RBI. He figures to start at third base in Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs Tuesday, with right-hander Lucas Giolito expected to take the ball for the White Sox.
Lamb, who went 1-for-3 with a two-run single in a loss to the Giants on Sunday, delivered five total RBI on just three hits, including a home run, in the three-game weekend series against San Francisco.
The slugging third baseman squared up on his second home run in an Athletics uniform in Saturday's 6-0 win, and he was one of the sole bright spots for Oakland in Sunday's disastrous 14-2 loss. One of the keys to Lamb looking like a drastically different hitter than the one the Diamondbacks essentially gave up on just over a week ago has been immediate reduction in strikeout rate; he's whiffed just three times over his first 23 plate appearances with the A's after going down on strikes 17 times in 50 plate appearances with Arizona.
Lamb, who was originally out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies, went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in a win over Colorado.
The apparently rejuvenated slugger continued to look like a completely different player than the one whose 5-for-43 line earlier in the season led to his release from the Diamondbacks. Lamb is now 5-for-12 with a home run, two RBI, a walk and three runs in three games with the Athletics, with his caliber of performance especially timely in the wake of Matt Chapman's season-ending hip injury.
Lamb is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockies.
Though the Athletics are opposing a right-hander (German Marquez) in the series finale, the lefty-hitting Lamb will take a seat after two straight turns as Oakland's designated hitter. He thrived at the dish in his first two games with the club, going 3-for-7 with a home run, two doubles and three runs scored. Expect Lamb to continue to see steady work against right-handed pitching for the remainder of the regular season, and likely the playoffs as well if Chad Pinder (hamstring) is still sidelined.
Lamb went 2-for-4 with a double, a solo home run and a second run scored during a 9-0 win over the Mariners in the second game of Monday's doubleheader.
Making his Oakland debut, Lamb took Brady Lail deep in the sixth inning for the final run of the day, and his first homer of the year. The 29-year-old figures to get semi-consistent work between third base and DH with Matt Chapman (hip) on the shelf, but Lamb's .380 OPS in 50 plate appearances for Arizona this season prior to being DFA'd last week isn't encouraging from a fantasy standpoint.
Lamb will serve as the designated hitter for Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against the Mariners, Lauren Smith of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
The team officially announced Lamb's signing earlier in the day, and he'll see his first action out of the No. 6 spot in the lineup. He slashed .116/.240/.140 with an RBI across 18 games earlier this season with Arizona.
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