They claimed right-hander Chris Lambert off waivers from the Detroit Tigers today and assigned him to Triple-A Norfolk.
Lambert was 0-1 with a 14.85 ERA in two games with the Tigers this season, and he’s 1-3 with a 7.90 ERA in 10 career games in the majors.
Lambert, 26, went 6-7 with a 3.55 ERA with Triple-A Toledo this year. He’s 40-41 with a 4.40 ERA in 142 career games in the minors.
The Cardinals selected Lambert in the first round (19th pick) of the 2004 draft.
Lambert, a 26-year-old righty, allowed 121 hits and 31 walks in 126.2 innings at Triple A Toledo, striking out 106. His major league ERA this year is 14.85 in just two appearances, but his minor league ERA is a quarter of that.
AAAA type or solid prospect? I know the Tigers are awash in pitching but I can’t imagine they’d let go someone with a whole lot of promise.