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Position: P      Born: Aug 9, 1975      Bats: Left      Throws: Right

A left-handed utility hitter with some pop in his bat, Lamb was a popular bench player for the Astros during their playoff stretch from 2004 to 2007. Before that, he played four seasons with the Rangers. In 2002, he played seven different positions at Texas, including catcher.

He was traded twice in the spring of 2004 - once to the Yankees and then from New York to Houston. While an Astro, he batted .281 with 49 homers in 487 games.

He was particularly effective in the postseason where he batted .250 with five homers in just 40 at bats. He had an OPS of 1.001 in playoff competition.

Cut loose after the 2007 campaign, he was signed by the Twins and was traded in mideseason to the Brewers to help them through their playoff drive. Overall in his career, he has a .277 average with 69 home runs.