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Josh Lindblom | Starting Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Apr 29 - 6:42 PM

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Athletics optioned RHP Josh Lindblom to Triple-A Sacramento.

Lindblom was the A's 26th man for Wednesday's doubleheader versus the Indians, starting the second game and allowing two runs over 4 2/3 innings. He returns to Sacramento's rotation.
Apr 4 - 8:25 AM

Athletics recalled RHP Josh Lindblom from Triple-A Sacramento.

Lindblom will be the team's 26th man for Wednesday's doubleheader, getting the start in the nightcap versus the Indians' Zach McAllister. He held a 5.46 ERA over eight appearances -- five starts -- for the Rangers last season.
Apr 2 - 1:22 PM

Josh Lindblom is expected to start the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Indians.

The A's haven't made an announcement, but Lindblom's jersey was seen hanging in the clubhouse. Oakland has decided to use their allotted 26th man to start rather than have two members of their rotation get the ball the same day. Scott Kazmir will start the first game of the doubleheader.
Apr 2 - 12:43 PM

Athletics optioned RHP Josh Lindblom to Triple-A Sacramento.

The 26-year-old hurler didn't really do anything to pitch his way off the roster, he was simply unable to crack an extremely talented A's bullpen to begin the year. He'll get another opportunity with the big league club soon enough.
Mar 23 - 7:59 PM

Athletics acquired RHP Josh Lindblom and OF Craig Gentry from the Rangers for OF Michael Choice and INF Chris Bostick.

Lindblom made just eight appearances with the Rangers in 2013, five of them as a starter. While he has enjoyed some success as a reliever in the past, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports hears that the A's plan to keep him as a starter.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 02:11:00 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Josh Lindblom to Triple-A Round Rock.

Lindblom allowed six earned runs in just 5 1/3 innings Wednesday in the Rangers' loss to the Orioles. The right-hander has a 5.46 ERA in the majors this season.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 03:36:00 PM

Josh Lindblom allowed six runs in 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.

Lindblom was making a spot start -- his first start since June 20 -- and struggled, allowing nine hits and four walks before exiting. He's now got a 5.46 ERA on the year, and he'll likely return to a bullpen role going forward.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 10:52:00 PM

Josh Lindblom will start on Wednesday against Baltimore.

He gets the nod over Ross Wolf. "[Lindblom's] been doing a good job in Triple-A, and I’d rather keep Wolf in his ... role in the bullpen," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "Lindblom is the one who’s been getting a lot of starter’s innings, and we just want to keep him with that type of focus. If we had to use Wolf, we wouldn’t hesitate." It should just be a spot start for Lindblom, as Alexi Ogando is due back just after the All-Star break.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 07:25:00 PM

Rangers recalled RHP Josh Lindblom from Triple-A Round Rock.

Lindblom had a 5.40 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 21 2/3 innings (four starts) with the Rangers earlier this season. He is not going to carry any sort of fantasy value.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 04:21:00 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Josh Lindblom to Triple-A Round Rock.

Lindblom didn't pitch that poorly over his three recent starts with the Rangers, but the club has decided to give Martin Perez a shot. The righty will rejoin Round Rock's rotation.
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 06:42:00 PM

Josh Lindblom labored through five innings Thursday, allowing two runs on eight hits and two walks in a 4-3 victory over the Athletics.

Lindblom wasn't terribly sharp, but he managed to strand a lot of baserunners before the Rangers finally took the lead late. He holds an uninspiring 5.40 ERA and 1.38 WHIP for the season and should be avoided for fantasy purposes next week on the road against the Yankees.
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 06:23:00 PM

Josh Lindblom yielded four earned runs over six innings Saturday as the Rangers lost to the Blue Jays.

Lindblom gave up three runs over six innings against the Indians last time out and is now 0-2 with a 5.94 ERA in 16 2/3 total frames this year. The Rangers may want to try a different spot starter on the next go-around.
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 07:07:00 PM

Josh Lindblom will start on Saturday against the Blue Jays.

Lindblom earned another shot after holding the Indians to three runs over six innings Monday. "He kept us in the ballgame," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "He had a good breaking ball and a changeup and he was able to spot his fastball. He kept it down in the zone. He did a really good job." With Alexi Ogando out indefinitely, Lindblom could stick around a while if he pitches well. Martin Perez is an option if he stumbles.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 09:58:00 PM

Filling in for Alexi Ogando, Josh Lindblom pitched six innings of three-run ball in his start against the Indians on Monday.

Lindblom allowed five hits, walked one and struck out six. The Indians delivered just one extra-base hit against him, but unfortunately, it came with the bases loaded, scoring all three runs. Lindblom probably earned himself another start with the performance. He'll be a risky play in AL-only leagues.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 12:10:00 AM

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