Dodgers: Jake Lamb Sent to Minor League Camp
The Dodgers really wanted to make sure that they did not run into the issues they hit last season. With so many injuries to position players, their depth was really tested. That led to guys like Luke Raley and Zach Reks getting starts at the big league level much sooner than anticipated.
So to make sure that does not happen in 2022, the Dodgers signed a few veteran players. That includes Jake Lamb, Kevin Pillar, and Hanser Alberto. The difference between the three was that Alberto’s was a big-league deal, and he was always going to be on the Opening Day roster.
And while Pillar was a long shot to make the roster, Lamb was very much making a push to make it. The trade of Matt Beaty only made that more of a possibility. Lamb was having a very strong Spring, and it was looking like he was a lock to get a bench spot by Thursday.
“Jake’s a big league ballplayer. We think very highly of Edwin. It’s something that having the options. If you do move a player like AJ Pollock, you have to be able to backfill, with talent. What we have in-house, we can do that.”
Instead, the Dodgers decided to send him over to the minor league side this week. Lamb will wait in the wings for an opportunity, and it is very likely the Dodgers will need him in there soon. Lamb slashed .333/.379/.667 with 2 homeruns in 12 games during Spring Training.
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When he does crack the Dodgers roster, Lamb with make $1.5 million with the big league club. He will also likely see time in the outfield when that happens. Los Angeles had him out there often during Cactus League play in an effort to expand his versatility.
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Too bad. He played well this Spring, I was hoping he made the club but Dodgers just have too much talent. Hoping to see him at Dodger Stadium sometime this year.
I agree. I was also looking forward to seeing Lamb playing for the Dodgers this year.
That was a big mistake. I wouldn’t be surprised if he elects free agency.
It would have justified giving away Beaty because Lamb had a great spring. But like always, Dr Dave, loses both of his best bench candidates . And for good measure, of course making sure they send beaty to the rival Padres , all the while the Padres just got a manager that will school Dr Dave. And just picked up Maneaa. The Dodgers pick up a washed up Kimbrel, and trade their most consistent hitter in Pollock. The spring training record is a reflection of the weakness this team already has in it’s pitching, and also the lack of Farm pitching. This is going to be a long long season. I see the Dodgers as they are built right now placing 3rd and possibly a 2nd wild card ….