Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said on Thursday that third baseman Jake Lamb will undergo season-ending rotator cuff surgery, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
Lamb, 27, landed on the disabled list last week with what was described as a left shoulder contusion. It was later revealed that he had “fraying” in his left rotator cuff. Lamb hit a lackluster .222/.307/.348 with six home runs and 31 RBI in 238 plate appearances on the season.
The D-Backs recently acquired Eduardo Escobar from the Twins and have started him at third base in three out of the last four games. He figures to continue getting the lion’s share of playing time at the hot corner. Escobar is hitting .276/.339/.511 with 15 home runs and 65 RBI in 422 PA on the year.
Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. scaled the center field fence to rob Padres shortstop Luis Urías of a solo home run in the fourth inning of Sunday afternoon’s game. Urías was trying to take advantage of a 0-1 slider from Ryan Brasier. Had Bradley not made the grab, the Padres’ lead would have been extended to 4-1.
Unfortunately for the Red Sox, they weren’t able to take advantage of Bradley’s effort, dropping Sunday’s contest 3-1. They still won the series against the Padres, however. The Sox will continue their road trip for two games against the Rockies followed by three versus the Angels.