White Sox closer Matt Lindstrom is expected to miss the next three months after he undergoes surgery on Friday to repair a tear in the sheath of his left ankle, according to the team's Twitter account on Wednesday evening. The news comes a day after the team put him on the 15-day DL with a "sublexing peroneal tendon in his left ankle." He suffered the injury in the ninth inning of Chicago's win on Monday over the Royals while looking to field a bunt. Before the injury, the 34-year-old journeyman was 2-1, recording a 3.32 ERA with six saves. Since making his big league debut in 2007, Lindstrom has played for the Marlins, Astros, Rockies, Orioles and Diamondbacks before coming to Chicago. For a career, he is 17-20 with a 3.55 ERA and 320 strikeouts. He also has 51 saves and 85 holds in his eight seasons. The White Sox are currently 23-24 in the AL Central heading into Wednesday's game in Kansas City against the Royals.
Matt Lindstrom will have surgery Friday to repair a tear in the sheath of his left ankle. Recovery time is approximately three months. — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) May 21, 2014JAFFE: Jose Fernandez’s Tommy John tale takes an unsettling turn