Royals prospect Lamb to have surgery

Left-hander John Lamb, one of the Kansas City Royals’ top
prospects, will undergo Tommy John surgery on his left elbow.

The team announced that Lamb will have the ulnar collateral
ligament reconstruction surgery on Friday. It will be performed in
Los Angeles by Dr. Lewis Yocum.

The 20-year-old Lamb was the 2010 Paul Splittorff Award winner
as the top pitcher in the Royals’ organization. He was taken in the
fifth round of the 2008 draft. He made eight starts this year at
Double-A Northwest Arkansas and was 1-2 with a 3.09 ERA.