Rays acquire John Lamb from the Reds

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The Rays have acquired pitcher John Lamb from the Reds, Zach Links of MLB Trade Rumors reports. Per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Rays are sending cash to the Reds in the deal.

Lamb, 26, hasn’t found much success in the big leagues over parts of two seasons. In 24 starts, the lefty has a 6.17 ERA and a 58/31 K/BB ratio over 119 2/3 innings. Lamb won’t become eligible for arbitration until after the 2018 season, so the Rays will have two seasons to cheaply try to help him turn things around.

Lamb was originally selected by the Royals in the fifth round of the 2008 draft. In July 2015, the Royals sent him to the Reds along with Brandon Finnegan and Cody Reed in exchange for Johnny Cueto.