Lamb officially agrees with A's, could fill third base void originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Jake Lamb agreed to terms with the A's on Monday as the team placed Frankie Montas on the paternity list.
It won't be easy for the A's to fill the void left by Chapman, a two-time Platinum Glove winner and one of the leaders in the clubhouse, but Lamb is a former NL All-Star with a 30-homer season on his résumé.
When the A's announced Saturday that Chapman would need hip surgery, they were expecting Pinder and Vimael Machin to platoon at third base for the rest of the season. But Pinder suffered a hamstring injury during Game 1 of that day's doubleheader against the Texas Rangers, wound up on the injured list.
Lamb's best seasons in the desert came in 2016 and 2017, the latter of which he hit 30 homers and drove in 105 runs to earn his lone All-Star selection.
But in the three seasons since, Lamb has hit 12 homers with 62 RBI in 152 total games. This season, he was slashing .116/.240/.140 with no homers and one RBI, and he had just five hits in 43 at-bats. So, on Thursday, the D-backs finally decided to move on from the former sixth-round draft pick.
Now, he'll have a chance to revitalize his career and help Oakland compete for a World Series title.