The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired lefty pitcher John Lamb from the Reds, reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
LHP John Lamb, who #Rays are acquiring from #Reds, recently had back surgery, will start year on DL, potential in-season add to rotation— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) November 2, 2016
Lamb, who is just coming off of back surgery to repair a lumbar disc herniation, will not be healthy enough to start the 2017 season. Lamb was one of three left hand pitchers in the Johnny Cueto deal that landed him on the Reds in 2015. That year, he went 1-7 with a 6.45 ERA in 14 starts. Here’s hoping he had a midseason rise to glory.
Here’s what else is going on in the American League East:
The Yankees’ baby bomber (and walking Empire State Building of a human) Aaron Judge is still struggling with his pitch recognition.
There is a great divide among Red Sox fans about Clay Buchholz. Whatever you opinion on him is, he’s the last example of a phenom homegrown player that the Boston roster has to offer. If Boston wants to drop him, they’re going to need someone to fill his shoes in more than just being a reliable pitcher.
Despite the disastrous one game play off that Baltimore fans are still in therapy for, the Orioles maintain a lot of pride in their bullpen.
There are minor league free agents abound over in the Blue Jays farm system.