White Sox exercise 2014 club option for reliever Matt Lindstrom

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Matt Lindstrom will again serve as the veteran arm in the White Sox bullpen.
Matt Lindstrom will again serve as the veteran arm in the White Sox bullpen. (USATSI)

As expected, the White Sox have picked up their 2014 club option for right-hander Matt Lindstrom, the team announced. He'll earn $4 million next season.

Lindstrom, 33, has very quietly been one of the best relievers in baseball over the last three seasons. His 185 appearances, 148 ERA+ and 3.3 WAR are all top 40 marks among all bullpeners since 2011.

In 60 2/3 innings across 76 appearances this season, Lindstrom posted a 3.12 ERA (138 ERA+) with a 1.43 WHIP and 2.00 K/BB. Only four pitchers appearanced in more games in 2013.

The White Sox have a young bullpen core led by Addison Reed and Nate Jones. Lindstrom gives them a veteran arm for the late innings.

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