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White Sox add power arm Lindstrom to bullpen
Free agent right-hander Matt Lindstrom agreed to terms with the White Sox on a one-year contract with a club option for a second year.
Lindstrom pitched a combined 47 innings in relief for the Diamondbacks and Orioles last season, posting a 2.68 ERA with 40 strikeouts and 14 walks. After opening the season with 13 scoreless appearances, he missed six weeks with a strained middle finger on his pitching hand.
The 6-3, 220-pound Lindstrom, who turns 33 next month, touched 102 mph in a game while pitching for the Marlins at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park in 2007 but is now a mid-90s fastball pitcher. He had 23 saves for the Astros in 2010 and 15 for the Marlins in 2009. Lindstrom owns a career 3.64 ERA, with a 2.85 mark over the last two seasons (101 innings).
Lindstrom, who earned $3.6 million in 2012, fills a void left by the departure of Brett Myers. The Sox bullpen appears to be fairly set with right-handers Jesse Crain, Nate Jones and Lindstrom and lefties Matt Thornton and Donnie Veal getting the ball to closer Addison Reed.
The Sox have not announced the deal, which is pending a physical.