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August 9, 2020 01:32 PM
Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb: Sitting series finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lamb is not in the lineup Sunday against the Padres.

The 29-year-old started the past two games and went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts, extending his hitless streak to 22 at-bats. Daulton Varsho will serve as the designated hitter Sunday, as Lamb's ongoing struggles figure to continue limiting his playing time.

August 9, 2020 05:24 AM
Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb: Can't break slump
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lamb made his second consecutive start Saturday and went 0-for-2 in a 3-2 win over the Padres.

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that he wanted to give Lamb a string of at-bats to dislodge him from a slump. "I felt like I could pile up a couple of days in a row for Jake and we could get that sweet swing working again in a way that we've seen it work," Lovullo said. After a double and a walk in the season opener, Lamb is 0-for-22 with one walk, one hit-by-pitch and 10 strikeouts.

August 6, 2020 02:44 PM
Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb: Out of lineup Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lamb is not starting Thursday against the Astros.

Lamb, who is just 1-for-18 with eight strikeouts this season, will sit for a fifth straight game. Andy Young is serving as the DH in this one.

August 5, 2020 04:40 PM
Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb: Remains out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lamb isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Astros.

Lamb served as the Diamondbacks' primary designated hitter over the first several games this year, but he's seen his playing time decrease recently since he's gone just 1-for-18 with a double and eight strikeouts to begin the year. He should be available as a pinch hitter once again. However, Jon Jay will start as the designated hitter and bat eighth.

August 4, 2020 03:52 PM
Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb: Not starting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lamb is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Astros.

Lamb started seven of the Diamondbacks' first eight games but now finds himself on the bench for the third straight contest. He's gone just 1-for-16 at the plate, which certainly isn't helping his case for playing time. Christian Walker starts at first base Tuesday, with Daulton Varsho serving as the designated hitter.

August 3, 2020 01:52 AM
Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb: Sitting again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lamb is not in the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers.

Lamb finds himself on the bench for the second straight contest with Clayton Kershaw (back) set to take the mound for Los Angeles. Lamb is 1-for-16 with two walks and eight strikeouts through 19 plate appearances. Eduardo Escobar will serve as the designated hitter Sunday while Ildemaro Vargas starts at third base.

August 1, 2020 04:04 PM
Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb: Not in Saturday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lamb isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

Lamb recently lost a path toward playing time when Christian Walker returned to action at first base and forced Lamb into primarily playing at designated hitter. Walker will serve as the designated hitter Saturday with Ildemaro Vargas starting at first base and batting second.

July 31, 2020 07:08 AM
Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb: Could lose at-bats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lamb started at designated hitter and went 0-for-2 in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Dodgers.

With Christian Walker seemingly over a groin injury, Lamb slides from first base into primarily a DH role. He hit well during summer camp but is off to a slow start in the regular season. With just one hit and eight strikeouts over 15 at-bats, Lamb could be susceptible to losing plate appearances. He's not the only Diamondback slumping to start the season, but manager Torey Lovullo cited the team-wide slump as a factor in calling up prospect Daulton Varsho, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

July 29, 2020 03:08 PM
Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb: Moves to DH
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lamb served as the designated hitter and went 0-for-3 with a walk in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.

Lamb started three games at first base to open the season while Christian Walker was brought back slowly from a groin injury. On Tuesday, Walker returned to play first base. If Walker's groin holds up, Lamb's opportunities should primarily come as a DH or as a replacement at corner infield against right-handed pitching.

July 27, 2020 12:32 PM
Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb: Sits against southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lamb is not in the lineup Monday against the Padres.

Lamb started at first base in each of the first three games of the season with a trio of righties on the mound for San Diego but will sit against southpaw Joey Lucchesi in this one. With a career .169/.275/.319 slash line against same-sided pitching, it would be a surprise to see Lamb in the lineup against any lefties this season. Ildemaro Vargas will be the first baseman Monday.

July 25, 2020 10:44 AM
Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb: Starts at first base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lamb started at first base in place of Christian Walker (groin) in Fridays' season-opening 7-2 loss to the Padres. He went 1-for-1 with a walk.

Walker was ready to play after dealing with a groin injury the past week, but the Diamondbacks were careful to limit his activity Friday by having him serve as the designated hitter. To get a sense of how Lamb may be used this season, the lefty was lifted for pinch hitter Ildemaro Vargas when San Diego left-hander Drew Pomeranz entered the game in the eighth inning.

July 11, 2020 06:32 AM
Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb: Simplifies swing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lamb credits a simplification of his swing mechanics for the hot bat he displayed during spring training and still has during intrasquad games, Steve Gilbert of reports.

Lamb was asked about adjustments he made during the offseason, and his response focused on the concepts of simplification and timing. "It all just comes down to timing. I feel like I've made it that much easier to time up the pitcher by simplifying my moves. That's where I feel like I'm at right now. I feel like I'm on time, not early, which ultimately allows me to make a good decision on whether it's a strike or ball and whether I want to swing or not," said Lamb. Prior to the pandemic, it was going to be a challenge for Arizona manager Torey Lovullo to find regular at-bats for Lamb, but the adoption of the universal designated hitter for 2020 solves that problem for the manager.

July 2, 2020 06:52 AM
Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb: Has path to ABs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lamb may serve as the Diamondbacks' primary designated hitter during the 2020 season, Steve Gilbert of reports.

The adoption of a universal DH gives manager Torey Lovullo a tool to give at-bats to Lamb, the lefty hitter who may be the primary DH. Lamb had a promising spring, which presented a challenge for the manager who wanted to get his bat in the lineup. Along with having Lamb as DH, Lovullo can also rotate him at first base and third base as starters Christian Walker or Eduardo Escobar assume the DH role. Kevin Cron is also in the mix as a right-handed complement to Lamb as the DH.

May 12, 2020 09:44 PM
Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb: Potential DH in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lamb could become Arizona's designated hitter if MLB adopts a universal DH for all teams in an abbreviated 2020 season, Mike Axisa of CBS Sports reports.

A shift to universal DH gives Lamb a path to more consistent at-bats than he would have received in a normal season. He dealt with an injury in 2018, then lost a full-time job in 2019, but the left-handed hitting Lamb has a career .814 OPS against right-handers. At the very least, he could become the lefty portion of a DH platoon, possibly with Kevin Cron, a minor-league masher that's belted 44 home runs at Triple-A Reno and Arizona in 2019.

March 8, 2020 06:36 PM
Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb: Cleans up swing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lamb went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a home run and four RBI in Saturday's spring game against the Padres.

Lamb told Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic that minimized movement in his swing resulted in the big day against San Diego. After he struck out against Royals right-hander Trevor Rosenthal on three pitches Wednesday, he worked to clean up the load in his swing. "Even against lefties, I've now been seeing everything really well. When I feel myself in that launch position, heel down, I feel that I can hit anybody," Lamb said after notching the three extra-base hits. The trick for Lamb will be to maintain the new swing mechanics while playing two or three times per week. At present, there isn't a spot for him in the everyday lineup.

March 6, 2020 08:36 PM
Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb: Role uncertain in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lamb went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Thursday's spring game against Texas.

Lamb, who is 2-for-16 in seven spring appearances, doesn't have a clear path to at-bats in 2020. The 29-year-old corner infielder dealt with injuries in 2018 and 2019 and lost an everyday job at first base to Christian Walker. With Eduardo Escobar set to man third base, the left-handed hitting Lamb could play two-to-three games per week, likely against right-handers, against which the team finished 23rd in OPS (.728) last season. The question then becomes whether Lamb can maintain his swing mechanics playing every third day or so.

January 10, 2020 12:52 PM
Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb: Avoids arbitration with Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lamb and the Diamondbacks agreed to a one-year, $5.515 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

Lamb battled injuries again in 2019, receiving just 226 plate appearances. He wasn't good when healthy, hitting just .193/.323/.353, but the Diamondbacks are demonstrating faith in him by keeping him around.

September 28, 2019 10:36 AM
Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb: Comes up clutch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lamb hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in his only at-bat as a pinch hitter in Friday's 6-3 win over the Padres.

In the midst of an eighth-inning rally, Lamb came to bat for pitcher Robby Scott. He then deposited the fourth pitch he saw over the fence to put the Diamondbacks ahead, ultimately for good. The third baseman has had few highlights this year; he has six homers, 30 RBI and 26 runs scored while batting .190/.317/.348 in 184 at-bats.

September 17, 2019 06:20 AM
Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb: Knocks in four
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lamb went 1-for-3 with a double and four RBI in Monday's 7-5 win over the Marlins.

Lamb's bases-clearing double was the biggest hit in a four-run seventh inning, turning a deficit into a lead for the Diamondbacks. This was just the sixth start in the last 18 games for Lamb, who once was a lineup regular against right-handers but has since been replaced by Wilmer Flores. He's hitting just .195 since the All-Star break.

September 15, 2019 12:56 PM
Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb: Not finding regular work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lamb is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds.

Lamb seems to have ceded his spot on the lineup versus right-handed pitching to Wilmer Flores, who will draw a start at second base in the series finale with Trevor Bauer on the mound for Cincinnati. Since the All-Star break, Lamb is slashing an abysmal .193/.326/.361 with only four home runs in 52 games.

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