|© 2009 MLB Advanced Media, L.P. All rights reserved.|
Lamb Signed by Mets04/25/2009 1:39 PM ET
The New York Mets announced today that they have signed utility man Mike Lamb to a minor league contract. He will report to extended Spring Training in Port St. Lucie, FL before an assignment to the Bisons.
Lamb, 33, has hit .277 with 69 homeruns and 345RBI over nine major league seasons. A seventh-round draft pick by Texas in 1997, Lamb made his major league debut in 2000 with the Rangers and hit .278 in 138 games. Acquired by Houston in a trade with Yankees in 2004, he spent the next four years with the Astros, appearing in all four games of the 2005 World Series and hitting a career-high .307 in 2006.
Lamb, who has played every position except for shortstop, centerfield, and pitcher, was with Milwaukee this spring and hit .250 with two home runs and 12 RBI in 26 games. The Brewers released him April 1.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.