CHICAGO -- The first day of SoxFest kicked off with the announcement Friday that the club has come to terms with reliever Matt Lindstrom.
The move was first reported nearly a week ago but was pending a physical, which Lindstrom passed Friday morning.
The one-year, $2.8 million deal includes a club option for the 2014 season. Lindstrom will earn $2.3 million for the upcoming season, with the buyout worth $500,000.
Lindstrom, 32, was 1-0 with a 2.68 ERA and 40 strikeouts over 46 games with both the Baltimore Orioles and Arizona Diamondbacks last season. He posted a 0.37 ERA in home games last season, and he was one of just 15 pitchers to appear in at least 45 games without suffering a loss. The former 10th-round draft pick in 2002 has played with five teams (Marlins, Astros, Rockies, Orioles and Diamondbacks), posting a career 3.64 ERA with 45 saves.