Lindgren (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Friday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.
This is merely a procedural move to free up a spot on the 40-man roster as Lindgren has already been ruled out for the 2018 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery earlier this week. In a corresponding move, the Braves selected the contract of right-hander Miguel Socolovich from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Lindgren has been ruled out for the 2018 season after undergoing the second Tommy John surgery of his career earlier this month. He'll likely be transferred to the 60-day DL the next time the Braves need to open up a spot on the 40-man roster.
Lindgren underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday.
The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews. Lindgren hasn't pitched in the majors since 2015. He had his first Tommy John surgery in August 2016, causing him to miss the entire 2017 season. He was expected to return this year, but suffered a setback early in camp. It appears that setback was a major one, as Lindgren had to go back under the knife for the same procedure. The talent that made the 25-year-old lefty a second-round pick back in 2014 may still be there, but it would be tough to bet on anyone after their second Tommy John surgery.
Lindgren (elbow) remains restricted from throwing and is without a timetable to resume doing so, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
The Braves shelved Lindgren a little over a week ago after he felt discomfort in his elbow while throwing a live batting-practice session. The team is confident that Lindgren isn't dealing with a structural issue to the elbow, but since the southpaw required Tommy John surgery in 2016, the Braves are opting to take a cautious approach. Once big-league camp closes, Lindgren appears likely to stick around for extended spring training before heading out on an extended rehab assignment.
Lindgren's elbow felt sore after his last throwing session and he isn't expected to return in the near future, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Lindgren is still recovering from Tommy John surgery that forced him to miss the entire 2017 season. After feeling soreness during his last scheduled throwing session, the 24-year-old left-hander's return has been pushed back. This is likely just a precaution, but it's not a good sign that he's been unable to take the mound yet.
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