Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mike Lamb Signs With The Yankees, Joins AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

From the Scranton Times-Tribune:

"Two veteran infielders are expected to join the team tomorrow for the series finale against Norfolk.

One is Terry Tiffee, the ex-Minnesota Twins corner man who was signed away from the Lancaster Barnstormers. He was hitting .297 with 10 homers and 41 RBIs.

The other, evidently, is Mike Lamb, the former Astros infielder who has spent 10 of the last 11 years playing in the majors. Lamb has a locker in the Yankees clubhouse. I haven’t seen him yet today. But I’m told he has been signed also. He was hitting .320 with seven homers and 32 RBIs."

So the Sharks lose a big bat, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. Brian Burgamy's left field misadventures are over. He moves into Lamb's #3 spot, and takes over duties at first. There's only one guy with more RBI's than Mike Lamb in the Sharks lineup, and his name is Brian Burgamy. And any roster move that sees guys like Juan Francia and Raul Padron get more playing time is good news in my opinion.


  1. hey, mazel tov for Mike...and Brian.

  2. Also, I think Lamb was in the "I can't believe I'm playing unaffiliated ball" camp.