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Rockies get Lindstrom

Posted on: December 23, 2010 5:17 pm
Edited on: April 18, 2011 12:12 pm
Matt Lindstrom The Rockies did a little last-minute Christmas shopping, getting reliever Matt Lindstrom from the Astros, as reported by Thomas Harding of

The Astros reportedly were trying to move Lindstrom for salary reasons, as he's arbitration-eligible, but after making $1.625 million last year, he should still be fairly affordable for Colorado. Lindstrom, 30, was 2-5 with a 4.39 ERA and 23 saves in 58 appearances last season. He started the season as Houston's closer before being sidetracked by back issues.

Harding thinks Lindstrom was acquired as insurance in case Houston Street can't stay healthy. No word yet on what the Rockies gave up in the trade.

UPDATE: The Astos have announced the deal officially, and get back right-hander Jonnathan Aristil and left-hander Wes Musick.

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