Marlins deal Lindstrom

Updated: December 9, 2009, 10:16 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Houston Astros got hard-throwing reliever Matt Lindstrom from Florida on Wednesday, hoping he can help fill a late-inning hole in their bullpen.

Houston sent two low-level minor leaguers and a player to be named to the Marlins.

Lindstrom features a fastball that can reach 100 mph, though he sometimes has trouble harnessing all that power.

The 29-year-old righty went 2-1 with 15 saves in 17 chances and a 5.89 ERA in 54 games for Florida last season. He was ...

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