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Matt Lindstrom | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/11/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Tuesday that he plans to use Matt Lindstrom in innings 6-8.
In other words, Jake Petricka will remain the closer as expected. It's possible that Lindstrom will eventually get his job back, but Petricka has pitched well and Lindstrom missed nearly three months of action, so it's unlikely to happen anytime soon. Aug 12 - 11:20 PM

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White Sox activated RHP Matt Lindstrom from the 15-day disabled list.

Lindstrom has been out since May following ankle surgery, but he had no issues during his recent minor league rehab assignment. The veteran reliever was closing games for the White Sox prior to the injury, but it's expected that Jake Petricka will remain in the closer role for now.
Aug 12 - 2:12 PM

Matt Lindstrom (ankle) will rejoin the White Sox bullpen this week in San Francisco.

The White Sox will go without a left-hander in their bullpen for the time being. It's expected that Jake Petricka will continue to function in the closer's role, with Lindstrom working in a setup capacity.
Aug 10 - 7:18 PM

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Thursday that Matt Lindstrom (ankle) could be activated from the disabled list within the next week.

Lindstrom has already made three rehab appearances with Triple-A Charlotte after missing the previous two and a half months following ankle surgery. The White Sox figure to ease him back into things initially, but it's possible he'll eventually regain his closer job.
Aug 7 - 10:30 PM

Matt Lindstrom (ankle) allowed one run over an inning of work Thursday in his first rehab appearance for Triple-A Charlotte.

Lindstrom has been out since May following ankle surgery, but he might only need 1-2 more rehab appearances before being activated. The White Sox figure to ease him back into things initially, but it's possible he'll eventually regain his closer job.
Aug 3 - 8:26 AM

Matt Lindstrom (ankle) might need only 2-3 rehab appearances before being activated.

He's expected to begin a rehab assignment any time now after a successful simulated game Tuesday. That would put Lindstrom on pace to return in early August if all goes well. The reliever said Tuesday that he'd "like to keep closing" once he's activated. The White Sox haven't made any proclamations one way or the other, but Lindstrom is definitely worth stashing for those speculating.
Jul 29 - 8:59 PM

Matt Lindstrom (ankle) will throw a simulated game on Tuesday.

If it goes well, Lindstrom could be cleared to begin a rehab assignment. The reliever is expected back sometime in August and could eventually regain his closer job, so those speculating for saves should scoop him up now.
Jul 27 - 9:52 AM

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Tuesday that Matt Lindstrom (foot) might begin a rehab assignment the first week of August.

The Pale Hose had been hoping to get Lindstrom back in their bullpen in early August, but it sounds like it will be a little later than that. Lindstrom has made a quicker-than-expected return from May ankle surgery and could eventually recapture the White Sox' closer job.
Jul 23 - 9:27 AM

Matt Lindstrom (ankle) will throw live batting practice later this week.

Lindstrom threw another 30-pitch bullpen session Saturday and is scheduled for another side session Tuesday before then being cleared to face hitters. The reliever has made a quicker-than-expected return from May ankle surgery and is aiming to rejoin the White Sox' bullpen in early August. Lindstrom seems likely to eventually rejoin the closer gig, so stash him now if someone dropped him.
Jul 20 - 12:52 PM

Matt Lindstrom (ankle) is hoping to return in early August.

The original timetable had Lindstrom pegged for a late August return, but he's ahead of schedule and threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Saturday. The White Sox' closer gig has been a committee since Lindstrom went down, so now is the time to stash the 34-year-old if someone dropped him. "Throwing, he looked great,’’ manager Robin Ventura said of Lindstrom's bullpen session. "He’s still hobbling around somewhat. He still doesn’t look totally stable on his ankle as far as running around and fielding and comebackers like that. But throwing, he looks fine [and the ball] looks good coming out of his hand.’’
Jul 13 - 9:48 AM

Matt Lindstrom (ankle) threw 30 pitches in a successful bullpen session on Saturday.

The veteran right-hander is finally making progress in his recovery since undergoing ankle surgery in May. He will throw another bullpen session over the All-Star break, and if all continues to go well, he could be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment at some point in the next two weeks.
Jul 12 - 12:23 PM

Matt Lindstrom (ankle) will throw a 25-35 pitch bullpen session Saturday.

It's the first time he's thrown from the bump since May ankle surgery. The White Sox are hoping Lindstrom will be ready to rejoin their bullpen by late August.
Jul 11 - 5:45 PM

Matt Lindstrom is considered one week ahead of schedule in his recovery from left ankle surgery.

Lindstrom has been undergoing acupuncture and laser treatments, which has sped up the healing process. The White Sox had been hoping he could return on September 1, but perhaps now he'll be back in August. "I'm pretty optimistic about it," Lindstrom said. "I've already played catch without the boot on three or four times. It feels pretty good. I'm excited to get going and I tried to do whatever I could the last month once I got that cast off to speed up the healing process a little bit with those different types of treatments."
Jun 30 - 10:56 PM

Matt Lindstrom has had the stitches removed from his surgically-repaired left ankle.

Lindstrom had surgery last month to repair a tendon sheath in his ankle. The team is hoping he'll be able to return by September 1, but he's hoping to make it back sooner. Either way, he's not close to pitching.
Jun 9 - 5:58 PM

Matt Lindstrom is expected to miss three months after surgery to repair a tendon sheath in his left ankle.

It sounds like the old Curt Schilling "bloody sock" injury. It looks like Ronald Belisario is the White Sox's preferred choice to close with Lindstrom out, but while Belisario is better than Lindstrom, he's not an ideal ninth-inning guy. It'd be better if Daniel Webb or maybe Jacob Petricka could win the job at some point.
May 21 - 7:54 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Adrian Nieto
3Josh Phegley
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Carlos Sanchez
2Marcus Semien
3Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
LF1Dayan Viciedo
2John Danks
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Moises Sierra
3Michael Taylor
DH1Andy Wilkins
2Paul Konerko
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2John Danks
3Jose Quintana
4Felipe Paulino
5Hector Noesi
6Scott Carroll
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake Petricka
2Zach Putnam
3Matt Lindstrom
4Daniel Webb
5Javy Guerra
6Ronald Belisario
7Maikel Cleto
8Scott Snodgress
9Nate Jones
10Eric Surkamp
11Chris Bassitt