The Rockies announced Thursday that Lambert (elbow) recently underwent Tommy John surgery and was placed on the 45-day injured list.
Lambert had previously developed a forearm strain late in spring training and apparently didn't fully move past the issue four months later at summer camp, prompting him to undergo the corrective procedure. Given the timing of his surgery, Lambert appears set to miss the entire 2021 campaign while rehabbing the elbow injury, though he should back to full strength for spring training in 2022.
Rockies pitching coach Steve Foster said Wednesday that Lambert (forearm) is progressing through a rehab program and on track to resume throwing in 3-to-4 weeks, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Had the MLB season started on March 26 as originally scheduled, Lambert's moderate right forearm strain might have made him a candidate to open the campaign on the 60-day injured list. Due to the league's ongoing hiatus, however, Lambert will be able to recover from the injury without missing much, if any, game action. If he's able to throw in early May as anticipated, Lambert would likely require around a month to re-condition his arm to handle a starter's workload.
Lambert will miss significant time with a forearm strain, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
The team is awaiting more results from tests and scans for a more definitive diagnosis, but this is certainly a situation that could lead to Tommy John surgery. Lambert should be considered out indefinitely and there is a chance he won't pitch at all this season.
Lambert underwent tests on his tight right forearm Wednesday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Lambert left Tuesday's game against the Reds due to the injury. His expected return date should become clearer once the results of the tests are known.
Lambert was pulled from Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Reds after experiencing forearm tightness, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
The right-hander figures to undergo additional testing, but for now he remains without a timetable for his return. Lambert struggled before leaving the game, allowing four hits and one walk over 1.1 innings.
Lambert was removed from Tuesday's game against the Reds with an undisclosed injury, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
The 22-year-old visited with a trainer during the fifth inning before slowly walking to the clubhouse. Lambert gave up four hits, including a home run, and issued one walk across 1.1 innings in relief Tuesday. It is not certain exactly what caused the right-hander to leave the game so abruptly, but more information should be released following further evaluation.
Lambert spent the offseason reworking his mechanics in an effort to increase his fastball velocity and allow his changeup to gain more effectiveness, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
After getting a callup from Triple-A Albuquerque last June, Lambert found minimal success, turning in a 7.25 ERA, 1.74 WHIP and 5.7 K/9 across his 19 starts. Those poor results prompted the Rockies to have him skip his final start of the season in September so he could get a head start on modifying his delivery in 2020, something he hopes can make him a full-time contributor in the Colorado rotation. Competing with the likes of Antonio Senzatela, Jeff Hoffman and Chi Chi Gonzalez for one of two available rotation spots this spring, Lambert helped his case for an Opening Day roster berth with a strong outing in his Cactus League debut Tuesday. He kept the Indians off the board in two innings, striking out three while allowing no hits and issuing a walk.
Lambert has been shut down for the season, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
He looked gassed with a 10.43 ERA in four September starts. Lambert made 19 MLB starts and finishes with a 7.25 ERA. Even though he struggled mightily as a rookie, Lambert will likely be given a chance to compete for a rotation spot in the spring. The Rockies may opt for a bullpen game for Lambert's next and final turn in the rotation, which is Friday in San Francisco.
Lambert (3-7) was charged with the loss Friday against the Dodgers, lasting just three innings while surrendering five runs on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts.
The right-hander struggled at Dodger Stadium once again, as he's given up 11 runs on 14 hits and three walks in just 4.2 innings over his last two starts there. Lambert held the Dodgers to two runs through the first three innings and had a 4-2 lead entering the fourth. Unfortunately, things quickly spiraled out of control when he allowed a leadoff home run to Corey Seager and then hit Chris Taylor with a pitch. He followed by walking Gavin Lux and then was charged with his own throwing error. His final batter of the night resulted in an infield single by Will Smith. Worse yet, all of his baserunners would come around to score in what turned into a 41-minute, six-run inning. It's been a tough season overall for Lambert, who will carry an unsightly 7.25 ERA and 1.74 WHIP into his last start Thursday at San Francisco.
Lambert (3-6) allowed five runs on five hits and three walks over five innings, earning the win in Saturday's 11-10 win over the Padres.
Lambert didn't strike out a batter in the contest. It's far from a pretty win, but it still counts. The 22-year-old had a 6.98 ERA and 1.71 WHIP over 86.1 innings this season. Lambert's next turn on the mound is expected to be a challenging matchup Friday on the road against the Dodgers.
Lambert yielded one run on five hits and three walks over five innings Sunday, striking out four batters in the loss to San Diego. He did not factor in the decision.
It wasn't a terribly impressive start, but it was a good turnaround for Lambert after allowing 11 runs combined in his previous two outings. The 22-year-old rookie still owns an ugly 6.86 ERA alongside a 54:32 K:BB. He'll get a rematch against the Padres at home on Saturday.
Lambert (2-6) was hit with the loss against the Dodgers on Monday, giving up six earned runs on eight hits over 1.2 innings, striking out two and walking two as the Rockies eventually fell 16-9.
The rookie continues to struggle, as he's now given up 11 earned runs and 14 hits over his last two starts. Lambert hasn't been able to find any consistency since his June callup, as he now sports an ugly 7.19 ERA, 1.73 WHIP and 50:29 K:BB over 76.1 innings.
Lambert (2-5) was charged with the loss against the Red Sox on Wednesday after allowing five runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out four across 4.1 innings.
Lambert struggled once again, this time giving up a pair of two-run home runs to J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts. The loss was his fifth straight, causing his most recent win against the Cubs on June 11 to become a distant memory. The rookie right-hander, who owns a dismal 6.63 ERA and 1.63 WHIP, will have his work cut out for him once again when he heads to Los Angeles for a Monday matchup at Dodger Stadium.
Lambert (2-4) was charged with the loss against the Cardinals on Friday after surrendering four runs (two earned) on six hits and four walks across 4.1 innings.
Command just wasn't there for the 22-year-old rookie, who did not record any strikeouts for the first time this season. After not allowing any home runs over his last 11 innings, Lambert gave up a two-run shot to Marcell Ozuna in the first frame. The right-hander, who made his major-league debut in early June, has not earned a win since a June 11th contest against the Cubs. Across 14 starts, Lambert owns a dire 6.40 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 44:26 K:BB. He'll have his hands full when he faces the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Lambert allowed three runs on six hits and a walk over six innings Sunday, striking out two batters in the no-decision during the win over Miami.
Though he achieved a quality start that lowered his season ERA to 6.55 in 66 innings, Lambert again wasn't dominant; he's struck out just four batters in his last three starts. Lambert will face the Cardinals on the road Friday.
Lambert didn't factor into the decision against the Diamondbacks on Monday, giving up three earned runs on four hits over five innings, recording one strikeout and walking five in an 8-6 defeat for the Rockies.
Lambert fared better in this contest than he did in his last start when he was rocked for nine earned by the Astros, but he was still erratic with his control in issuing five free passes. The rookie now sports a 6.75 ERA, a 1.60 WHIP and a 42:21 K:BB through his first 60 big-league innings. He'll take the mound next in a home matchup against the Marlins on Saturday.
Lambert (2-3) took the loss Wednesday, coughing up nine runs on seven hits and four walks over three-plus innings while striking out one as the Rockies were routed 14-3 by the Astros.
Jose Altuve and Yuli Gurriel both took the right-hander deep in the first inning, setting the tone for a brutal afternoon. Lambert will carry a 6.87 ERA and 41:16 K:BB through 55 innings into his next start Monday, at home against Arizona.
Lambert tossed six innings Friday, allowing four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five in a no-decision versus the Giants.
Lambert's uneven season continues, as Friday's performance is the fourth time he's allowed four or more runs, although the six innings pitched tied his season high. The 22-year-old owns a 5.71 ERA and 1.46 WHIP across 52 innings this season, adding 40 strikeouts. He'll have a tough task ahead when he takes on the Astros on Wednesday for his next scheduled start.
Lambert allowed two runs on six hits with one walk and four strikeouts across five innings during a no-decision against the Reds on Sunday.
The 22-year-old hasn't won a game since June 11, but he's pitched a little better over his last couple outings, posting a 3.87 ERA in his most recent three starts. He still hasn't pitched much, though, so the couple rough outings he had in late June have elevated his ERA. Overall, Lambert is 2-2 with a 5.67 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 35 strikeouts in 46 innings this season. He will take the mound next at home Friday against the Giants.
Lambert (2-2) allowed three runs on nine hits with one walk and eight strikeouts across 5.1 innings while taking a loss against the Nationals on Tuesday.
While Lambert did fail to record a quality start, he did work around nine hits to keep the Rockies in the game through six frames. The Rockies, however, couldn't score against Stephen Strasburg, and the Colorado bullpen allowed the contest to turn into a blowout. Giving up a lot of hits isn't anything new for Lambert, who's yielded a .308 batting average against. Although the eight strikeouts were his most since his season debut June 6, Lambert still owns a 5.93 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 31 strikeouts in 41 innings this season. He will pitch next at the Reds on Sunday.
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