Thursday, March 25, 2004

Mike Lamb, we hardly knew ye.

Astros acquire INF Lamb from Yankees

First Erick Almonte, now Mike Lamb has been shipped out. For Lamb, at least, there was a taker - the Houston Astros. Presumably he'll be backup infield insurance for Morgan Ensberg, and maybe Kent and Bagwell. The 'Stros currently have former Met John Valentin and former minor-leaguer Eric Bruntlett to handle those duties, with Kent being Bagwell's primary backup.

In exchange, the Yankees get 23 year old relief pitcher Juan De Leon (or DeLeon, depending on the spelling source). He worked in the South Atlantic league last year, his first professional season, for the Lexington Legends. In 39.3 innings of relief work, he allowed 46 baserunners (only 24 hits) and racked up 46 strikeouts. He could be nothing or he could be anything, although 23 is a little old for A-ball.

A nice little pickup which cost the Yankees nothing they'd planned to use.


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