May 14, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Matt Lindstrom (27) throws a pitch against the Oakland Athletics during the ninth inning at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Lindstrom will need ankle surgery, out three months

The injury news just keeps getting worse for the Chicago White Sox.

A few days ago they had to place slugging rookie sensation Jose Abreu on the 15-day disabled list. Then yesterday they had to add closer Matt Lindstrom to that list with an ankle issue. We know now that Lindstrom is going to be out much longer than just 15 days.

According to Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago, Lindstrom will undergo ankle surgery that will keep him out for three months.


Lindstrom, to be honest, hasn’t had such a great season. He sports a 3.32 ERA and is just six for nine in save chances. However, he’d been better lately, locking down three saves and giving up just two runs in eight appearances in May.

There has not yet been an announcement about who will replace Lindstrom as the Sox’ closer, but ESPN Chicago has a nice breakdown of the potential candidates here. Whoever ends up replacing him, the Sox will need him to hold down the role of closer as we’ve seen more than a few baseball teams in the last few years take a turn for the worse when they lose that last line of defense in the ninth inning.

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