White Sox closer Matt Lindstrom to have ankle surgery Friday, out three months
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