Lambert struck out two over a scoreless inning in Saturday's spring game against the Angels.
Lambert made his Cactus League debut when he was the first of nine relievers to pitch Saturday. The 26-year-old right-hander will eventually be stretched out as rotation depth for the White Sox and will be a member of starting staff at Triple-A Charlotte, per Scott Merkin of MLB.com.
Lambert (forearm) will stay stretched out and should serve as starting depth during the 2021 season, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Lambert missed most of the 2020 campaign due to a right forearm strain, but he threw a live bullpen session Wednesday. Although he served as a reliever in each of his first two major-league appearances last year, manager Tony La Russa said Wednesday that the team intends to use him as starting depth while calling him a "future rotation fixture." La Russa said he has no plans to make him a reliever heading into the season, Vinnie Duber of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Monday that Lambert (forearm) will begin a throwing program soon and should be ready to go for spring training, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Lambert was shut down in late July with a right forearm strain, an injury that can often be a precursor to Tommy John surgery. While Lambert is dealing with a more severe strain than the one that sidelined Garrett Crochet for the tail end of Chicago's wild-card round loss to the Athletics, both pitchers are expected to be able to treat their injuries through rest and rehab rather than having to go under the knife this offseason. Assuming Lambert hits no snags in his recovery and is cleared for the spring, he shouldn't be impeded in his efforts to win a bullpen job with the White Sox.
Lambert (forearm) will be reevaluated in six weeks, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Lambert was working his way back from Tommy John surgery when he suffered a forearm strain. Given that he won't even be reevaluated for another six weeks, his chances of appearing at any point this season appear quite slim, as there are already just eight weeks left in the regular season.
The White Sox transferred Lambert (forearm) to the 45-day injured list Monday.
Chicago will still have a full 40-man roster after Lambert's move to the 45-day IL, which suggests that Nomar Mazara (illness) had been on the COVID-19 IL before being activated Monday. The transaction means that Lambert won't be eligible to join the White Sox until at least September while he recovers from a forearm strain, an injury he picked up in summer camp while he was completing his rehab for his June 2019 Tommy John surgery.
Lambert landed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right forearm Wednesday.
A forearm strain is sometimes the initial diagnosis of an injury which leads to a very lengthy absence, though it's not clear whether or not this is one of those cases. Matt Foster was recalled to take Lambert's place in the bullpen.
Lambert (elbow) was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Lambert appears ready for the start of the 2020 season after spending the past 12-plus months working his way back from Tommy John surgery. Seeing as the right-hander has yet to pitch about Double-A, he'll likely be limited to low-leverage work.
Lambert (elbow) threw a live bullpen session Monday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Just over a year removed from Tommy John surgery, Lambert looks like he may be nearing the finish line in his rehab program. Though Lambert looks like he'll be a candidate to pitch for the big club in 2020 after the White Sox included him in their 60-man roster pool, it would be surprising if he cracked the team's 30-man Opening Day roster. Lambert will likely have his workload monitored carefully in summer camp coming off the major arm operation.
The White Sox announced Monday that Lambert (elbow) will be included as part of the team's 60-man roster pool.
Lambert is just over a year removed from Tommy John surgery, so he won't necessarily be ready to go when the MLB season resumes July 23 or 24. Even so, the White Sox's decision to include him in in their player pool suggests Lambert is expected to be ready to go at some point before 2020 ends. Prior to getting hurt last June, Lambert spent the 2019 campaign at Double-A Birmingham, posting a 4.55 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 70:27 K:BB across 59.1 innings spanning 11 starts.
The White Sox optioned Lambert (elbow) to Double-A Birmingham on March 6.
Lambert is expected to miss most of the season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, so his demotion to Double-A was merely a procedural move.
Lambert (forearm) was added to the White Sox's 40-man roster on Wednesday.
The move prevents Lambert from being taken in the upcoming Rule 5 draft. Even if he'd be left unprotected, he wouldn't be pitching at any level any time soon, as he underwent Tommy John surgery in late June and won't get back to game action until late in the 2020 season.
Lambert (elbow) resumed throwing Monday, Rob Young of FutureSox reports.
Lambert threw for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery in late June. Given a typical recovery timeline, he could get back to game action sometime late in the 2020 season.
Lambert underwent Tommy John surgery on his elbow last week.
Lambert was diagnosed with a strained forearm in early June, and the White Sox ultimately decided he would need to undergo surgery. Lambert will begin the recovery path with an eye on returning at some point next season.
Lambert hasn't pitched since June 3 due to a strained right forearm, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Lambert is expected to be shut down for the next few weeks before he's reevaluated. He's posted a 4.55 ERA with 70 strikeouts over 59.1 innings this season at Double-A Birmingham.
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