Sunday, May 25, 2014

Matt Lindstrom Out Up To Three Months

First it was Jose Abreu with his posterior tibial tendonitis, and now it is Matt Lindstrom who needs ankle surgery. 
Chicago White Sox closer Lindstrom returned to Chicago on Tuesday to undergo tests on his injured left ankle and was placed on the 15-day disabled list, making him the eighth White Sox player (currently six) to spend time on the disabled list this season. 
He sustained the injury to his sublexing peroneal tendon (located on the outside of his ankle) when he attempted to field Alcides Escobar's bunt in the ninth inning of Chicago's 7-6 win over the Royals on Monday night. 
At the time White Sox manager Robin Ventura said, "We don't know the full extent of it; we know it was enough to go on the DL. He wasn't walking good. We know he's not going to be with us for at least a couple of weeks."
Ventura and pitching coach Don Cooper would not name a new closer as they felt a variety of people could take his place. 
"As of now, we're not just going to name a closer," Ventura said. 
Wednesday it was discovered that Lindstrom's ankle will require surgery and he will be sidelined at least three months. He was scheduled to have surgery on Friday to repair a tear in the sheath of his ankle. 
"We'll miss him for a while," Ventura said. 
Lindstrom, 34, had six saves in nine opportunities with a 3.32 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, and 11 strikeouts in 19 innings this season. He successfully converted his last five save chances. 
References: CBS SportsMLB, and MLB
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