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White Sox exercise 2014 option on Matt Lindstrom

Oct 31, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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Matt Lindstrom will be back with the White Sox next season, as Chicago exercised its $4 million option on the reliever for 2014.

Last offseason Lindstrom signed a one-year, $2.8 million deal with the 2014 team option or $500,000 buyout and then he threw 61 innings with a 3.12 ERA. His 46/23 K/BB ratio was underwhelming, but that’s always been true for Lindstrom and he made up for the lack of strikeouts by allowing just two homers in 260 plate appearances.

Lindstrom will fill a setup role in front of closer Addison Reed next season.

  1. NatsLady - Oct 31, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Interesting if $4MM is the market value for a 33 year-old setup guy. I ran stats on setup guys.

    Here they are ranked by OPS+. Lindstrom is not even in the top 20. (sorry for the long link).

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/play-index/season_finder.cgi?type=p#gotresults&as=result_pitcher&offset=0&sum=0&min_year_season=2013&max_year_season=2013&min_season=1&max_season=-1&min_age=0&max_age=99&is_rookie=&lg_ID=lgAny&lgAL_team=tmAny&lgNL_team=tmAny&lgFL_team=tmAny&lgAA_team=tmAny&lgPL_team=tmAny&lgUA_team=tmAny&lgNA_team=tmAny&isActive=active&isHOF=either&isAllstar=either&throws=any&games_started=60&role=reliever&games_relieved=80&qualifiersSeason=nomin&minIpValS=162&minDecValS=14&mingamesValS=70&qualifiersCareer=nomin&minIpValC=1000&minDecValC=100&mingamesValC=200&orderby=onbase_plus_slugging_plus&order_by_asc=1&layout=full&c1criteria=GR&c1gtlt=gt&c1val=60&c2criteria=earned_run_avg_plus&c2gtlt=gt&c2val=130&c3criteria=GF&c3gtlt=lt&c3val=20&c4criteria=&c4gtlt=eq&c4val=0&c5criteria=&c5gtlt=eq&c5val=1.0&c6criteria=&location=pob&locationMatch=is&pob=&pod=&pcanada=&pusa=&saved_query=&ajax=1&submitter=1

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