May 19, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Matt Lindstrom (27) delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Chicago won the game 7-6. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
Here we go again with the Chicago White Sox and injuries. On Tuesday, they announced they have placed closer Matt Lindstrom on the 15-day disabled list with an ankle injury.
In a press release, the White Sox stated:
"“The Chicago White Sox placed right-handed pitcher Matt Lindstrom on the 15-day disabled list with a subluxing peroneal (outside) tendon in his left ankle.”"
In a move to replace Lindstrom in the lineup, the White Sox called up RHP Javy Guerra from the Charlotte Knights.
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As for the 34-year-old Lindstrom, he was injured in the ninth inning on Monday as he was going for the save.
This season has been up and down for the closer of the White Sox, but it still hurts to have him on the DL, especially with all of the injuries the team has already suffered this season.
On Sunday, rookie first baseman Jose Abreu was placed on the 15-Day DL as well, with a left ankle injury. Ace left-handed pitcher Chris Sale is also on the DL but could be close to returning to the Majors.
This season, Lindstrom is 2-1 with a 3.32 ERA in 19 innings pitched. He has six saves.
Who knows exactly what the White Sox will do at closer for the next couple weeks. My guess is a closer by committee because this team really doesn’t have a real “closer” on the roster. They have relievers who are sometimes dependable, but I’m not confident with any of these pitchers currently on the roster coming to the mound in the ninth with a one- or two-run lead.
What are your thoughts on the White Sox closer position?
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