Mike Lamb
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Mike Lamb
Mike Lamb
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Lamb with the Houston Astros
Third baseman / First baseman
Born: (1975-08-09) August 9, 1975 (age 45)
West Covina, California
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 23, 2000, for the Texas Rangers
Last MLB appearance
July 17, 2010, for the Florida Marlins
MLB statistics
Batting average.276
Home runs69
Runs batted in349
Teams

Michael Robert Lamb (born August 9, 1975) is an American former professional baseball third baseman and first baseman. Lamb stands 6'1" and weighs 205 pounds.

Career

Texas Rangers/New York Yankees

Lamb attended Bishop Amat High School in La Puente, California and California State University, Fullerton. He was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 7th round of the 1997 Major League Baseball Draft. Lamb made his Major League Baseball debut on April 23, 2000, for the Rangers. He played for the Rangers until February 5, 2004, when he was traded to the New York Yankees for minor leaguer Jose Garcia.

Houston Astros

Before playing a game for the Yankees, the Houston Astros acquired Lamb from the Yankees for minor leaguer Juan DeLeon on March 25, 2004.

In 2005, he saw more playing time due to regular first baseman Jeff Bagwell's injury. In 2005, he batted .233 with 10 home runs and 50 RBI, with 1 stolen base. He participated in the 2005 World Series where he hit the first World Series home run in Astros history, becoming only the second player whose last name is a type of animal to homer in the World Series (the first was Tim Salmon in 2002).

Minnesota Twins

On December 14, 2007, Lamb signed a two-year deal with the Minnesota Twins. On August 25, 2008, he was designated for assignment to make room on the roster for Eddie Guardado.[1]

Milwaukee Brewers

He was released on September 4, and then signed with the Milwaukee Brewers the following day.[2] Lamb became a free agent at the end of the 2008 season.[3] On December 9, however, he re-signed a new contract with the Brewers.[4] On April 1, 2009, after turning down a Triple-A assignment, Lamb was released by the Brewers.

New York Mets

On April 25, 2009, the New York Mets signed Lamb to a minor league contract. He spent the entire 2009 season in the minor leagues. He became a free agent after the 2009 season.

Florida Marlins

On February 11, 2010, Lamb signed a minor league contract with the Florida Marlins, and was added to the Major League roster on April 3. On May 6, 2010, Lamb was designated for assignment, but was recalled to replace 4th outfielder Cameron Maybin on June 18.

Camden Riversharks/Second Stint with Yankees

Lamb signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees on June 22, 2011, after beginning the season with the Camden Riversharks of Atlantic League. He was assigned to the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.[5]

References

  1. ^ Twins designate infielder Mike Lamb
  2. ^ "Brewers sign Lamb for September race". September 5, 2008, Brewers.com. Retrieved on September 5, 2008.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-05. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Brewers finalize deal with Lamb
  5. ^ Collins, Donnie (June 22, 2011). "Two veteran sluggers signed by Yanks". The Times-Tribune. Archived from the original on June 24, 2011. Retrieved 2011.

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