It appears that Reds lefty John Lamb had surgery (lumbar disc herniation) and will not be ready when spring training opens in 2017:
John Lamb had surgery to repair a lumbar disc herniation. Will start 2017 late.
— Zach Buchanan (@ZachENQ) October 24, 2016
#reds announce that LHP John Lamb had surgery to repair a lumbar disc herniation. Lamb not expected to be ready for the start of '17 season.
— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) October 24, 2016
Best wishes to Lamb for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.
At press time, there was no word on whether Lamb drove his yellow T-top Camaro to the surgery, or whether he was wearing his lucky REO Speedwagon t-shirt. Redleg Nation will update as more information becomes available.