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MLB: Arizona’s Jake Lamb out for season

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Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb throws to first base to put out Colorado Rockies’ Yency Almonte to end the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Denver. The Rockies won 19-2.
(David Zalubowski / Associated Press)

Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb will have left shoulder surgery and miss the remainder of the season.

Lamb said on Thursday the damage to his rotator cuff did not cause pain, but limited his ability to swing a bat. He is hoping to be back by spring training in 2019.

The 27-year-old injured his shoulder diving for a groundball against the Chicago Cubs and was placed on the 10-day disabled list.

Lamb was an All-Star in 2017 and finished the season with 30 home runs and 105 RBIs. He had six homers and 31 RBIs with a .222 average through 56 games during an injury-plagued 2018 season. The Diamondbacks acquired third baseman Eduardo Escobar from Minnesota before the trade deadline.

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Pitcher Marcos Molina, a free agent since his release from the New York Mets’ double-A Binghamton farm team on July 14, has been suspended for the rest of the season following a positive test for the performance-enhancing substance Clostebol. ...

San Francisco Giants infielder Pablo Sandoval will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his right hamstring while sliding. ...

The Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes had surgery on his right heel, the first of two procedures, and will likely be sidelined for eight to 10 months.

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