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Josh Lindblom | Relief Pitcher | #47

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Purdue
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (0) / LA

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Pirates sent RHP Josh Lindblom outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Lindblom had been rehabbing his injury at Triple-A already. This move removes him from the club's 40-man roster. Jun 24 - 2:46 PM

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Josh Lindblom (side) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday.

Lindblom landed on the DL with side discomfort about a week ago and could be activated as soon as his 10 days are up. The right-hander holds a 7.94 ERA over four big league outings this year.
May 27 - 9:09 PM

Josh Lindblom (side) threw a successful bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon.

It sounds like Lindblom will be ready for activation from the 10-day disabled list when first eligible next Tuesday, but he might be sent back to Triple-A Indianapolis soon after. The 29-year-old right-hander has posted a 7.84 ERA and 2.03 WHIP in 10 1/3 innings this season at the major league level.
May 25 - 9:10 AM

Pirates placed RHP Josh Lindblom on the 10-day disabled list with left side discomfort.

The 29-year-old hurler has really struggled in his limited time with the Pirates this season, compiling a 7.84 ERA, 2.03 WHIP and 10/3 K/BB ratio across 10 1/3 innings. There's no clear timetable for his return at the moment, but it should be at some point in June.
May 20 - 1:20 PM

Pirates purchased the contract of RHP Josh Lindblom from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Lindblom was called up to replace Jameson Taillon, who is headed to the disabled list with a groin injury. The right-hander was among the Pirates' final cuts in spring training and has impressed with a 2.50 ERA in five outings (four starts) for Indianapolis this year. Lindblom hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2014.
May 6 - 8:09 PM

Pirates reassigned RHP Josh Lindblom to minor league camp.

The 29-year-old held his own against big leaguers this spring, compiling a 4.29 ERA over six Grapefruit League outings (three starts). Lindblom will likely start off the year with Triple-A Indianapolis.
Mar 28 - 2:25 PM

Josh Lindblom was perfect for two innings Monday and has yet to allow a run in five innings this spring.

Lindblom signed a minor league deal with the Pirates in December after two years in Korea. He had some success out of the Dodgers pen at the beginning of his major league career, but he's been a starter the last four years, including his two seasons in Korea. It's probably time to give him another long look out of the bullpen.
Mar 6 - 4:37 PM

Pirates signed RHP Josh Lindblom to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Lindblom spent the last two seasons in Korea, posting a 5.29 ERA this past year. He's merely a depth addition.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 01:33:00 PM

Josh Lindblom signed with the Lotte Giants of the Korean Baseball Organization.

Lindblom was released by the Pirates and subsequently signed a deal to play in the KBO next season. According to the Yonhap News Agency, Lindblom will get $850,000 and a $50,000 signing bonus in the deal. The 27-year-old made one start in the majors this past season.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 10:00:00 PM

Pirates released RHP Josh Lindblom.

Lindblom was designated for assignment by the team last week, just a few days after he was claimed off waivers from the Athletics. He'll reportedly head to the Korean Baseball Organization where he's expected to sign with the Lotte Giants.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 12:46:00 PM

Jeeho Yoo of the Yonhap News Agency hears Josh Lindblom is close to a deal with Lotte Giants of the Korean Baseball Organization.

Lindblom was designated for assignment by the Pirates Friday after being claimed off waivers from the Athletics a few days earlier. The right-hander threw 4 2/3 innings with the A's this past season, and he's appeared in major league games each of the past four years. Going overseas so quickly would be a bit of a surprise for the 27-year-old.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 11:48:00 PM

Pirates designated RHP Josh Lindblom for assignment.

Lindblom had just been claimed off waivers earlier this week. The 27-year-old made one appearance in the majors this past season and posted a 5.79 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 60/26 K/BB ratio over 84 innings in Triple-A.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 05:54:00 PM

Pirates claimed RHP Josh Lindblom off waivers from the Athletics.

Lindblom was designated for assignment by the A's late last month. The 27-year-old made one appearance in the majors this past season and posted a 5.79 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 60/26 K/BB ratio over 84 innings in Triple-A.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 03:04:00 PM

Athletics designated RHP Josh Lindblom for assignment.

Lindblom is one of the casualties of having to add another three players to the roster after the Josh Donaldson deal. The 27-year-old hurler spent the majority of the 2014 season at Triple-A Sacramento where he compiled a 5.79 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 60/26 K/BB ratio.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 11:01:00 PM

Josh Lindblom and Arnold Leon are the top options for a spot start for the Athletics during the May 7 doubleheader versus the Mariners.

Lindblom allowed two runs over 4 2/3 innings in a start for the A's during a doubleheader earlier this month. Leon (3.75 ERA) has pitched better than Lindblom (7.23 ERA) at Triple-A, so perhaps he'll get a shot this time.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 06:42:00 PM

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