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.