Lamb, 31, signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers in March and had his contract selected in late June. Much of his brief time with the Dodgers has been spent at designated hitter, but Lamb in left field and at first base for the club. He’s primarily served as a third baseman in his nine-year career. Lamb’s 2017 season was a highlight, as he hit 30 home runs and made the All-Star team as a member of the Diamondbacks. A left-handed hitter, Lamb has struggled against southpaws in his career, though he’s shown a reverse platoon split in more recent years. He’s hit well with a 121 wRC+ in his brief 77 big league plate appearances this year.
Lamb, a native of Seattle, may have become expendable for the Dodgers upon today’s acquisition of a more accomplished lefty bat, Joey Gallo. Lamb can complement right-handed hitters for the Mariners, including Eugenio Suarez, Kyle Lewis, and Ty France.