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Saturday, January 19, 2013
White Sox add RH reliever Lindstrom

By Doug Padilla

CHICAGO -- The White Sox came to terms on a one-year deal with hard-throwing reliever Matt Lindstrom, according to multiple reports.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound right-hander has pitched for five teams over the past four seasons, taking the mound for both the Baltimore Orioles and the Arizona Diamondbacks last year. He had a combined 2.68 ERA over 47 innings (46 appearances) this past season.

The deal, with an option for 2014, was first reported by CBSSports.com and is pending a physical.

Lindstrom, along with Nate Jones, Jesse Crain and Matt Thornton, would help comprise the back end of the White Sox bullpen in front of closer Addison Reed.

The Idaho native will turn 33 on Feb. 11, the day before White Sox pitchers and catchers are required to report to Arizona for spring training.

Lindstrom, who had 23 saves for the Astros in 2010, has posted a combined 2.85 ERA in 101 innings over the past two seasons out of the closer role.