If adding strength to the bullpen was your main concern then you can cross that off of your list. The White Sox have agreed to sign RHP Matt Lindstrom to a 1-year deal with a club option for a second.
Lindstrom began the 2012 season with the Orioles but ended up in Arizona in a trade that sent Joe Saunders east. He punched out 20% of the batters that he faced, and ended up with a 2.68 ERA.
The addition of Lindstrom puts some more veteran help out in the ‘pen along with Matt Thornton and Jesse Crain, makes it a bit more difficult for the Andre Rienzo’s and Brian Omogrosso’s to fight their way on the team. It should also help to silence the reports of Javier Vazquez and Jose Contreras interests. We hope.
And any time a team is adding small pieces to the bullpen for above league minimum dollars it most decidedly points away from re-building. Or perhaps just another piece to deal come deadline time.
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