Released by the Angels earlier this week, veteran reliever Matt Lindstrom has signed with the White Sox according to Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com.
Lindstrom pitched for the White Sox in 2013 and 2014, having a good first season and a bad first season. He was on a minor-league deal with the Angels and struggled during spring training.
Lindstrom has a 3.68 ERA in 421 career innings at age 35, including some brief stints as a closer.
According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, the Angels have released veteran reliever Matt Lindstrom.
Lindstrom, who was in camp this spring on a minor league contract, posted an ugly 11.12 ERA and 5/4 K/BB ratio over 5 2/3 innings during Cactus League action. The Angels were required to make a decision by Tuesday about whether he would be added to the 40-man roster.
Lindstrom, 35, missed time with an ankle injury last year while struggling to the tune of a 5.03 ERA with 18 strikeouts and 12 walks over 34 innings. While he’s now free to look for an opportunity elsewhere, he’s no lock to find a spot in a major league bullpen.
The Angels suddenly have a vacancy in their bullpen, as Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that right-hander Cory Rasmus needs surgery for a core injury and will miss 6-8 weeks.
Rasmus, 27, had a 2.57 ERA and 57/17 K/BB ratio across 56 innings last season. He spent most of the year in the bullpen, but made a handful of abbreviated starts down the stretch while the Angels were dealing with injuries in their rotation.
With Rasmus out of the mix until sometime in May, Gonzalez pegs Vinnie Pestano and non-roster invitee Matt Lindstrom as strong candidates for the final two bullpen spots.