Southpaw Lamb keeps rolling at Triple-A

Southpaw Lamb keeps rolling at Triple-A

KANSAS CITY -- John Lamb's reclamation project continued Wednesday night, as the Royals farmhand impressed again at Triple-A Omaha.

Lamb, Kansas City's fifth-round pick in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, threw seven shutout innings, lowering his ERA to 3.56 this season. He's now allowed just three earned runs in his last 24 innings.

The left-hander climbed the amateur ranks with a superb 2010 season (2.38 ERA, 9.7 K/9) that earned him widespread recognition in the baseball scouting community. He ranked as Baseball Prospectus' 11th-best prospect in their pre-2011 rankings. But Tommy John surgery in 2011, then disastrous 2012 and 2013 campaigns, derailed his once-promising status as a prospect.

In addition to his solid ERA, Lamb has struck out 113 batters in 111 1/3 innings this season.

Jackson Alexander is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.