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MLB Trade Rumors: Rockies acquire Will Lamb from White Sox, per report

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This is not the trade we were looking for

Update 7/25 8:18 am MT:

The Colorado Rockies are sending cash considerations to the White Sox in exchange for Will Lamb.


The Colorado Rockies have reportedly acquired Will Lamb from the Chicago White Sox in a trade today. Robert Murray of FanRag Sports is reporting that the trade is completed according to his sources. There is no information on who the Rockies are sending to the White Sox at this point.

Lamb has bounced between the White Sox’s Double-A and Triple-A affiliates for the past two seasons after being acquired from the Texas Rangers for Myles Jaye in 2015. Lamb has been outstanding in Double-A this season with a 1.98 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 13 23 inning. He’s struggled in Triple-A with a 7.46 ERA, though he has struck out 35 batters in 35 innings. He has also struggled with command as he’s walked 28 batters across the two levels this year.

This is the second time in less than a month that the Rockies have acquired a minor-league reliever from a Chicago franchise after acquiring Zac Rosscup from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Matt Carasiti on June 24. Unlike the Rosscup trade, this deal will probably have even less of an effect on the big-league roster since Lamb will not be on the 40-man roster and his performance in Triple-A will have him buried behind the other relievers who have performed better but also do not have a 40-man roster spot.

We will have updates as information becomes available including information on the trade return for the White Sox.