Angels Sign Former All-Star Third Baseman

He's a nine-year veteran infielder, with an All-Star season at third base on his resume and a 30-HR season. Now 32, however, Jake Lamb has had trouble cracking the Mendoza line in the past four years, and has accepted a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels.

Lamb will get an invite to spring training with the deal. 

He was All-Star in 2017, and hit 59 home runs in a two-season span for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2016-17. He spent the first seven years of his big league career with the Snakes, but has bounced around to five different teams since then. The Angels will make eight. 

In 2022, Lamb played just 41 games and had a .707 OPS with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Seattle Mariners. In 2021, he hit .194 in 55 games with the Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays, and he hit just .193 in both 2020 and 2019, with OPS+ marks about 25% worse than the average player. 

The Angles will see if Lamb can turn back the clock in 2023 and be a contributor once again at the major league level. 

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