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Former All-Star third baseman Jake Lamb DFA'd by D-backs

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Posted at 2:22 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 17:22:20-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Former All-Star infielder Jake Lamb has been designated for assignment by the Arizona Diamondbacks after struggling for nearly three straight seasons.

The 29-year-old Lamb looked like a future star at third base just a few years ago. He hit 29 homers in 2016 and then made the NL All-Star team in 2017 while setting career-highs with 30 homers and 105 RBIs. He’s battled injuries and inconsistency since then and hit just 12 homers over the past three seasons.

He didn’t get much playing time for the D-backs this season and had just five hits in 43 at-bats for a .116 average.