Orioles claim Tigers minor league pitcher Lambert

August 20, 2009 | WNST Staff

The Orioles today announced that they have claimed RHP CHRIS LAMBERT off of waivers from the Detroit Tigers and optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk.

Lambert, 26, went 6-7 with a 3.55 ERA (126.2IP, 50ER) with the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens this season and is 40-41 with a 4.40 ERA (668.2IP, 327ER) in 142 career minor league games. He was 5th in the International League with a 3.50 ERA in 2008.

The 2004 first round pick of the St. Louis Cardinals (19th overall) is 0-1 with a 14.85 ERA (6.2IP, 11ER) in two games with the Tigers this season and 1-3 with a 7.90 ERA (27.1IP, 24ER) in 10 career major league games.