John Lamb will start on the mound for the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday instead of Jon Moscot in the second game of a series against the San Francisco Giants at Great American Ball Park, the team announced.
Lamb will be promoted from Triple-A Louisville, where he was 1-2 with a 9.22 ERA. Moscot has been suffering from shoulder pain, and manager Bryan Price said Monday after a 9-6 loss they would decide Tuesday if he could pitch. Lamb was scheduled to pitch Monday for Louisville but his start was scratched in case the Reds needed him.
Lamb, 25, was 1-5 with a 5.80 ERA in 10 starts for the Reds last season. The Reds acquired him from the Kansas City Royals in the Johnny Cueto trade.
Moscot, 24, is 0-2 with a 4.80 ERA in three starts this season. His injury is the latest blow to a pitching staff decimated by injuries. Raisel Iglesias, Homer Bailey, Anthony DeSclafani and Michael Lorenzen are all on the disabled list. The Reds have not announced a roster move to create room for Lamb.