Jimmy Lambert should not be on the Chicago White Sox roster by the ASB.
Jimmy Lambert will probably not be with the Chicago White Sox by the All-Star Break. Once everyone is back from the Injured List, there will be no room for him on the 26-man roster. He will be one of the first to go as even one or two guys get healthy.
To be perfectly fair, Lambert has taken a small step this season. He isn’t as abysmal as he’s been in years past. Ethan Katz seems to have figured something out with him that doesn’t make him the worst pitcher of all time.
However, he is not a guy you want pitching on a regular basis if believe that you can win a division title or anything beyond that. He might develop into a regular MLB pitcher someday but that time is not now. It is fair to root for him to make it but he has a long way to go.
There are plenty of better options right now. Joe Kelly just came back but Aaron Bummer and Liam Hendriks just hit the IL. Neither of them figures to be out for too long so we may have to deal with Lambert until then but it won’t last. This staff is too good and too deep to need him.