Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:11:33 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds have acquired RP Brandon Finnegan and minor league Ps John Lamb and Cody Reed from the Kansas City Royals, in exchange for SP Johnny Cueto and cash considerations.
Fantasy Tip: Finnegan has been used exclusively as a reliever at the major league level but the Reds may opt to turn him back into a full-time starter, a role he excelled at in college. Lamb was 9-1 with a 2.67 ERA in 17 starts for Class AAA Omaha, while Reed was 7-7 with a 2.53 ERA in 18 games (15 starts) for Class AA Wichita. Of the three, Finnegan appears to have the most upside and should be added in NL-only leagues and monitored in deep mixed fantasy leagues.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:07:54 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Kansas City Royals have acquired SP Johnny Cueto and cash considerations from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Ps Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed.
Fantasy Tip: Despite the change of scenery, Cueto ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) should continue to be viewed as an elite starting pitching option in FantasyScore. If anything, a move to the American League might help him, because he will call Kauffman Stadium home instead of the hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 11:29:57 -0700
The Kansas City Royals reassigned Ps Chris Dwyer, Justin Marks and John Lamb to minor league camp Tuesday, March 12.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 08:46:09 -0800
Kansas City Royals SP John Lamb's velocity was in the mid-80s in his spring debut Sunday, Feb. 24. He never touched 90 mph. He used to touch 94 mph before having Tommy John surgery 19 months ago and has yet to regain that velocity.
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:29:53 -0800
Kansas City Royals SP John Lamb (elbow) is in camp this spring and is pain-free after coming back from Tommy John surgery. He's not hitting low- to mid-90s on his fastball like he did before his surgery yet, but he's not far off. Lamb has also added a new low-stress curveball to his arsenal. "I don't care how hard it is or how much it's breaking." Lamb said. "All I care is it's not hurting my elbow right now. And it's not, but… It's breaking a lot more than I've ever had a curveball break. And it's a lot harder than I've ever thrown a curveball." Lamb has also dropped 40 pounds to 197 pounds over the past 14 months. He doesn't think the drop in weight will affect his velocity at all, though. Kansas City just hopes he can pitch a full season in the minors, although there is a chance he could get called up late in the season.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:12:41 -0800
The Kansas City Royals added Ps John Lamb, Mike Montgomery, Chris Dwyer, Donnie Joseph, Justin Marks and Juan Gutierrez to their 40-man roster Tuesday, Nov. 20, in order to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft. As a result, Ps Vin Mazzaro, Chris Volstad and Ryan Verdugo, Cs Brayan Pena and Adam Moore, 1B Clint Robinson and OF Derrick Robinson were designated for assignment. Backup C Brett Hayes reached a one-year, $600,000 deal Tuesday.
Mon, 20 Feb 2012 13:57:10 -0800
Kansas City Royals P John Lamb (elbow) is doing light throwing exercises in camp as he rehabs from Tommy John surgery last June. He is scheduled to return to the mound sometime in July in extended spring training. The team hopes he can pitch in the final month of the minor league season.
Thu, 02 Jun 2011 11:54:10 -0700
Kansas City Royals P John Lamb (elbow), the team's minor league pitcher of the year in 2010, will undergo Tommy John surgery Friday, June 3. He went 1-2 with a 3.09 ERA in eight starts with Double-A Northwest Arkansas this year.
Fri, 27 May 2011 23:15:18 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP John Lamb (elbow) is out with a sore elbow. He left his May 19 start for Double-A Northwest Arkansas. He is awaiting a second opinion next week in California before the team can figure out how much time he'll miss.
Fri, 20 May 2011 06:50:25 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP John Lamb (elbow), one of the team's top prospects, walked off the mound after six pitches at Double-A with left elbow discomfort Thursday, May 19.