Andrew Lambo went down with a thumb injury in early May. Originally he thought it was a bruised thumb, and was scheduled to take a few weeks off. By the end of his three-week break it was determined that he would need surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament.
"I hate taking myself out of the lineup," Lambo said on the initial evaluation and trying to return after a break. "It's better to be aware of your body, and I'm learning that. Sometimes it's okay to push things, and sometimes it's not. It's just a lesson, you can't really push something like that."
Lambo thought he was starting to get better as the rehab went on. He was taking grounders and swinging a bat towards the end of the break.
"I was able to swing, I was able to do things, but still something was a little off,...
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