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White Sox’ Lindstrom gets first tough assignment out of way
Matt Lindstrom has worked on a circle changeup the last three spring trainings, and even though he didn’t use it to get some big outs in relief on Wednesday, look for the newest member of the White Sox bullpen to show it in the future.
“Just to neutralize left-handers a little better,” said Lindstrom, who throws a two-seam fastball and slider. “I need something else. Everything I throw is hard.”
Lindstrom got the third out of the seventh inning with the bases loaded, retiring Alcides Escobar on a fly to right.
“I wouldn’t say it’s getting off to a good start because it’s just one appearance but having [manager] Robin’s [Ventura] confidence right there bringing me in with the bases loaded and then going back out there to get a tough hitter out [Billy Butler] was nice,” he said. “I appreciate that. I hope to keep earning that confidence in him.”