White Sox exercise 2014 club option for reliever Matt Lindstrom
Right-hander Matt Lindstrom will be back with the White Sox next season after the team picked up his club option.
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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