White Sox agree to terms with Matt Lindstrom

White Sox agree to terms with Matt Lindstrom
January 25, 2013, 7:27 pm
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The White Sox officially solidified their bullpen Friday with the signing of right-hander Matt Lindstrom.

Lindstrom's deal will pay him 2.3 million this season and includes a 4 million club option for 2014 with a 500,000 buyout.

He went 1-0 with a 2.68 ERA in a combined 46 appearances for the Baltimore Orioles and Arizona Diamondbacks last season.

Lindstrom has the ability to close out and finish games, a role White Sox GM Rick Hahn feels is critical. After he joined the Sox in July, Brett Myers, who Lindstrom is replacing, finished 12 of 35 games pitched.

"Matts addition helps solidify our bullpen with a power arm and a veteran presence, Hahn said in a release.

The deal was first reported by CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman.