The Diamondbacks have put corner infielder Jake Lamb on the 10-day injured list. He’s dealing with a grade 2 quad strain, manager Torey Lovullo tells reporters including Zach Buchanan of The Athletic (Twitter link).
Lamb is expected to miss around six weeks of action, by Lovullo’s reckoning, though that seems only to be an initial guess. It seems the team will be pleased if he’s back on the MLB diamond by the end of May. For the time being, at least, the D-Backs will recall utilityman Ildemaro Vargas to fill the open roster spot.
The Snakes tendered Lamb a contract and promised him $4.825MM despite a miserable 2018 season. He had been a solidly above-average hitter in the prior two seasons, though, so the hope was that the 28-year-old would bounce back after an injury riddled campaign. He’ll now need to get past his new injury before taking a crack at finding his form.