MYRTLE BEACH - The Myrtle Beach Pelicans kick off the season on Thursday night with some familiar faces on the roster, including manager Jason Wood returning for a third year with the club. However, a very new cast of characters also comes to the Grand Strand this summer.
One of which is familiar with the Palmetto state. Will Lamb comes to the beach after spending time in Hickory (N.C.) and Spokane (WA) in the farm system of the Texas Rangers. Tiger fans may remember him as a center fielder in his days at Clemson University, but he has since transitioned to the mound with the hopes of creating more opportunity for him to advance his career.
"I told teams if they drafted me it's up to them what they wanted me to do and I was more than happy to do that," Lamb said. "The Rangers came calling and I've been more than happy to take the ball step on the mound and control the game. It's been a learning adjustment because all I did at Clemson was play outfield, but it has been fun learning, and talking and picking coach's minds and picking teammate's minds, and it's just a learning experience and I'm enjoying every minute of it."
Lamb was a second round draft pick by the Texas Rangers in the 2011 draft.