Dodgers select Jake Lamb

June 28th, 2022

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers selected the contract of infielder Jake Lamb and placed infielder/outfielder Zach McKinstry on the injured list with neck stiffness. 

Lamb, 31, appeared in 61 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City, batting .290 (67-for-231) with 15 homers and 50 RBI. The Former All-Star has been in the Major Leagues parts of eight seasons with Arizona (2014-2020), Oakland (2020), Chicago-Al (2021) and Toronto (2021), hitting a combined .236 with 91 homers and 331 RBI. Last season, he split the season between Chicago and Toronto, slashing .306/.368/.674 with seven homers and 19 RBI in 55 games. He was signed by the Dodgers as a minor league free agent on March 18. He was originally drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the sixth round of the 2012 First Year Player Draft out the University of Washington.

McKinstry, 27, appeared in two games since being recalled on June 19 and in six games with the Dodgers, he is batting .143 with a homer and two RBI. With Triple-A Oklahoma City, he was batting .328 (60-for-183) with eight doubles, three homers and 22 RBI in 46 games. In three Major League seasons with the Dodgers, he has hit a combined .218 with 10 doubles, eight homers and 31 RBI. He was originally drafted by the Dodgers in 33rd round of the 2016 First Year Player Draft out of Central Michigan University.