Matt Lindstrom has 51 career saves in eight big league seasons. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
White Sox closer Matt Lindstrom was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sublexing peroneal tendon in his left ankle, the team announced on Tuesday.
The 34-year-old suffered the injury in the ninth inning of Monday's win over the Royals attempting to field a bunt. He will return to Chicago to undergo further examination, the team said.
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Lindstrom is 2-1 with a 3.32 ERA and six saves in nine opportunities this season for the White Sox (22-24), who will continue their nine-game road trip in Kansas City on Tuesday.
Reliever Javy Guerra has been called up from Triple-A Charlotte to replace Lindstrom on the 25-man roster, but the closer role will likely be by committee until Lindstrom returns, with Scott Downs, Ronald Belisario and Daniel Webb all candidates.
Lindstrom is 17-20 with a 3.55 ERA, 51 saves and 85 holds in eight big league seasons for the Marlins, Astros, Rockies, Orioles, Diamondbacks and White Sox.SI WIRE: MRI for Padres starter Andrew Cashner reveals only ‘soreness and irritation’