Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:44:42 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP Matt Lindstrom (ankle) threw live batting practice Thursday, July 24. He expects to throw a simulated game before going on a rehab assignment. Lindstrom noted he felt good during fielding drills.
Fantasy Tip: Lindstrom is expected to return to the closer's role when he rejoins the team. He should be on your radar in all formats, and he is worth stashing now, if you can sacrifice the bench slot in the meantime.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:15:11 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP Zach Putnam (shoulder) has an issue around the middle of his right (throwing) shoulder, near the joint. He felt it in the last few outings and was hoping rest over the All-Star break would help it heal.
Fantasy Tip: Obviously, since he's now on the DL, it hasn't. Jake Petricka is the fantasy pickup as he is in the lead for saves at the moment. However, he may cede those duties if Matt Lindstrom (ankle) proves healthy in the next few weeks.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:18:21 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP Zach Putnam (shoulder) was placed on the disabled list Thursday, July 24, with right shoulder inflammation. In a corresponding move, RP Andre Rienzo was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte.
Fantasy Tip: Putnam was getting looks in the ninth inning, so with him out of the committee, Jake Petricka should see more opportunities. Javy Guerra and Daniel Webb could also get an occasional chance. Matt Lindstrom should take over closing duties, when he returns from his ankle injury. However, Perticka is an immediate add, with Guerra and Webb more speculative additions, for those chasing saves.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:23:07 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP Matt Lindstrom (ankle) could go on a rehab assignment the first week of August.
Fantasy Tip: He's still expected to have a say in the closer committee before season's end.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:33:34 -0700
Chicago White Sox RPs Zach Putnam and Jake Petricka are currently the favorites to work in the ninth inning with a lead, according to manager Robin Ventura.
Fantasy Tip: Both relievers should be picked up from the waiver wire in AL-only leagues if you're desperate for saves. However, they are expected to lose whatever value they have once Matt Lindstrom returns from his ankle injury.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:44:28 -0700
Updating a previous report, Chicago White Sox RP Matt Lindstrom (ankle) threw all four of his pitches in his bullpen session Saturday, July 12.
Fantasy Tip: Lindstrom remains a good bet to be in the closer mix when he returns and should be stashed if you have DL space.
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:38:30 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP Matt Lindstrom (ankle) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Saturday, July 12. He also handled several comebackers and practiced covering first base without issue.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:22:46 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP Matt Lindstrom (ankle) said he hopes to rejoin the team by Aug. 1. Lindstrom said he expects to throw a few bullpen sessions after the All-Star break and then go on a rehab assignment.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:18:47 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP Matt Lindstrom (ankle) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session consisting of around 25 to 35 pitches Saturday, July 12, and he's expected to use all of his offerings.
Fantasy Tip: The White Sox have been laboring through the ninth inning in a committee approach headed by Zach Putnam. If you are in the market for saves at midseason, pick up and stash Lindstrom now. He could easily take over the ninth-inning duties by himself if he's completely healthy in a few weeks.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:32:43 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP Matt Lindstrom (ankle) is feeling good as he rejoins the team Monday, June 30, and he's ahead of schedule in his rehab process.