Dec 23, 2010, 4:18 PM EDT
According to Buster Olney of ESPN.com “the Astros are working hard on a possible trade of Matt Lindstrom today.”
Acquired from the Marlins for a pair of prospects last winter, Lindstrom ranked among the league leaders with 21 saves in the first half, but then posted a 7.50 ERA after the All-Star break while losing closer duties to Brandon Lyon.
He posted a decent 43/20 K/BB ratio in 54 innings overall, but Lindstrom’s strikeout totals have never matched his mid-90s fastball and opponents batted .306 against him in 2010.
Lindstrom, who’s 31 years old with a 4.00 career ERA, is due to make around $3 million in his second season of arbitration eligibility.
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