"He's close," Hale said of Lamb. "He's close to getting out there. He's going to hit again in a game and not run, and he's close to next week probably getting into some games and playing regularly."
Lamb was hitting .414 with a .514 on-base percentage when he went on the DL. Yasmany Tomas has seen the bulk of the playing time at third base since then.
• Righty David Hernandez (elbow) threw a scoreless inning with two strikeouts for Class A Advanced Visalia on Monday night in his second rehab outing. Hale said Hernandez would return "sooner than later," perhaps in a week to 10 days during the upcoming homestand.
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