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Reds | John Lamb still penciled in for Saturday

Mon, 09 May 2016 19:08:41 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds SP John Lamb (thumb) is still listed as the probable starter for Saturday, May 14, against the Philadelphia Phillies despite the fact his sore left thumb is immobilized and he will not throw until Wednesday, May 11. With an off-day Thursday, May 12, Lamb might be skipped and starters could work on normal rest. "We're just going to give him a couple of days of rest, and I think brace the hand, just so there isn't a lot of activity," manager Bryan Price said.

Fantasy Tip: It's tough if Lamb is sidelined over the weekend, as an assignment against Philadelphia would be a rather favorable matchup. It looks like he'll be skipped, but he should avoid the DL. When healthy his fantasy appeal is limited to deeper NL-only fantasy leagues and as a flier in DFS play.

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Reds | John Lamb to miss next start

Mon, 09 May 2016 14:37:21 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP John Lamb (thumb) will miss his next start after leaving his outing early Sunday, May 8, with a strained left thumb. Lamb was injured at the plate when he was jammed on a pitch, but he said he's feeling better. His hand will be immobilized for a couple days before he tries to play catch Wednesday, May 11.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Lamb will avoid the disabled list, and he may only miss one start. The left-hander has a 1.80 ERA but has only thrown 10 innings in two starts against the Giants and Brewers. Lamb is more of a commodity for depth in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues, and you'll want to be extremely careful deploying him the next time out, depending on the matchup.

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Reds | John Lamb injures thumb

Sun, 08 May 2016 16:34:37 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP John Lamb (thumb) exited his start Sunday, May 8, with a sprained left thumb. He allowed one run on two hits while striking out three over four innings before exiting.

Fantasy Tip: Lamb has been excellent so far this season, and he is worth hanging on to at least until the severity of the injury is known.

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Reds | John Lamb good in first start

Tue, 03 May 2016 19:55:34 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP John Lamb made his first start of the 2016 season Tuesday, May 3, against the San Francisco Giants and he was solid, allowing just one run in six innings. He also surrendered six hits, three walks and struck out four.

Fantasy Tip: Well, after a disappointing rookie year that saw him go 1-5 in 10 starts with a 5.80 ERA and 1.55 WHIP, Lamb couldn't ask for a better start to his sophomore campaign. He's worth a stab in the deepest leagues, as this is someone that comes with exceptional strikeout potential. In fact, he racked up 58 K's in 49 2/3 innings in 2015. Now that he's healthy, he'll get more run in the rotation with tonight's performance.

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Giants | Angel Pagan out again

Tue, 03 May 2016 13:14:49 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (hamstring) is out of the lineup again Tuesday, May 3, against the Cincinnati Reds. OF Gregor Blanco is batting eighth against Reds SP John Lamb.

Fantasy Tip: Pagan should miss a couple more games, so stash him on your bench and activate him as you see fit when Pagan is healthy. For now, Blanco shouldn't carry too much fantasy value, and there is a chance newly-promoted OF Mac Williamson could even see some time.

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Giants | Joe Panik still out Tuesday

Tue, 03 May 2016 13:06:26 -0700

San Francisco Giants 2B Joe Panik (groin) is out of the lineup Tuesday, May 3, against the Cincinnati Reds. 2B Kelby Tomlinson is hitting seventh against Reds SP John Lamb.

Fantasy Tip: Panik is getting closer to returning, but the team is erring on the side of caution with his injury. Keep him sidelined until he has shown signs of being fully recovered.

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Reds | John Lamb might start Tuesday

Mon, 02 May 2016 16:42:32 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP John Lamb could start Tuesday, May 2, against the San Francisco Giants, in the opinion of John Fay. Manager Bryan Price hasn't yet discussed SPs Robert Stephenson or Cody Reed for the assignment.

Fantasy Tip: Jon Moscot was originally slated to make the start, but he's dealing with a shoulder ailment at the moment that should make him unavailable. While he showed some potential last year as a rookie, Lamb is a very unsafe option right now, given his glaring struggles this season at Class AAA Louisville. Stephenson would have the best outlook of the three, although that's not saying much.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - John Fay

Reds | John Lamb not fully healthy

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 12:19:08 -0800

Cincinnati Reds SP John Lamb (back) had back surgery last December to fix a bulging disc in his back, and he won't be on a regular schedule this spring. He will throw off a mound for the first time since surgery Sunday, Feb. 21. Lamb will be in the mix for a starting rotation spot if he proves healthy.

Fantasy Tip: Lamb showed better velocity last year after 2011 Tommy John surgery, and he was intriguing in his small sample size despite a 5.80 ERA. It may be unlikely that Lamb is in the starting rotation to begin the year, but he's worth a late-round flier in deep mixed leagues for his potential.

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Reds | Brandon Finnegan, Josh Smith set to start

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:43:51 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SPs Brandon Finnegan and Josh Smith are set to start this weekend, with Finnegan going Friday, Sept. 18, and Smith pitching Saturday, Sept. 19. SPs Anthony DeSclafani and John Lamb will follow.

Fantasy Tip: Both Finnegan and Smith will be priced cheaply on FantasyScore against the Milwaukee Brewers. We don't recommend using either youngster in your daily lineups, though.

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Reds | John Lamb picks up first win

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 20:17:38 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP John Lamb allowed three hits over five scoreless innings while striking out six and walking six to pick up his first major league win Thursday, Sept. 10, against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Fantasy Tip: Lamb ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) has a 5.18 ERA in six starts with the Reds and has yet to pitch past the sixth innings. Unless he strings together a few more solid outings, he isn't worth considering at FantasyScore.

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