Earlier this week, the Dodgers received some terrible news about Chris Taylor. A CT scan on CT3 revealed a fracture in his left foot and currently, there’s no timetable for a return. It was devastating news since Taylor has been an iron man for LA. If he’s healthy, he’s in the lineup. On the bright side of things, his injury provides MLB journeymen Trayce Thompson and Jake Lamb to make their case to stay on the Dodgers roster.
Trayce, based on his last name and a pair of clutch moments, garners more headlines, but Lamb has quietly produced for the Dodgers so far. The Dodgers signed the one-time All-Star to a minor league deal this past spring. He explained how he refound his love for the game of baseball in the minors during an interview with AM570’s David Vassegh.
“I didn’t know if they were going to call me up or not but I didn’t really care. I was loving playing baseball again. I want to be in the big leagues, help this team win games, but for me … I really got that obsession back with baseball in the best way possible. Helping the younger guys in OKC whether it’s hitting, just thinking the game … whatever it was, it was a lot of fun. I wouldn’t say it was a long road at all.”
Through Wednesday, Lamb owns a .837 OPS in 16 plate appearances and figures to get the lion’s share of the starts in left field against right-handed starters. Trayce should get the bulk of the starts against southpaws because it’s the Dodgers and they love themselves a platoon.
Lamb has rediscovered his love for baseball, and the Dodgers are hoping he keeps finding some more hits.
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