The Pirates designated pitcher Josh Lindblom for assignment Friday. Lindblom was claimed on waivers earlier in the week. He delivered a 5.79 ERA and 60:26 K:BB ratio in 84 innings with Triple-A Sacramento in 2014.
The Pirates claimed pitcher Josh Lindblom off waivers from the Athletics on Monday. Lindblom made just one start for the A's in 2014. He is 5-8 with a 3.82 ERA in 110 career appearances (six starts) between the Dodgers, Phillies, Rangers and Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics designated pitcher Josh Lindblom and first baseman Kyle Blanks for assignment Friday. Lindblom has made 110 appearances during his four-year career, producing a 3.82 ERA. Blanks is a career .234 hitter over six seasons.
The Athletics will likely need a starter for next Wednesday's doubleheader against the Mariners, and manager Bob Melvin has his eyes on two possible candidates. Melvin told the San Francisco Chronicle he will consider either Arnold Leon or Josh Lindblom, both pitching at Triple-A Sacramento, to fill in for one half of the doubleheader. Leon has a 3.75 ERA in 24 innings for Sacramento, while Lindblom has a 7.23 mark in 23 2/3 innings.
Athletics pitcher Josh Lindblom is heading to Triple-A Friday. Lindblom served as the 26th man during Thursday's double-header. Lindblom was the starter in the night game Wednesday.