Lindstrom on disabled list

The Marlins on Wednesday afternoon placed right-hander Matt Lindstrom on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow sprain.

The hard-throwing right-hander is on a no-throw status for four weeks. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said the team would mix and match the closer spot. Leo Nunez, Dan Meyer and Brian Sanches are closer options.

Replacing Lindstrom is right-hander Chris Leroux, who was called up from Double-A Jacksonville.

Late after Tuesday night’s 7-6 win in 12 innings over the Orioles, Lindstrom said he felt soreness in his forearm area, and it affected the command of his slider. Lindstrom was throwing 98 mph.

Lindstrom struggled in the ninth inning on Tuesday. He entered with Florida ahead, 6-3, but with two outs and no one on, he allowed four straight singles. Lindstrom was relieved by Sanches, who allowed the game-tying single.

Nunez also is dealing with a sprained ankle, but he said on Wednesday that he is ready to pitch.

– Joe Frisaro

 

4 Comments

When is Vandenhurk coming back!!!! i mean he has pitched in 5 games already and is 3-0 with a 1.82 ERA and has 30 strikeouts and only 5 walks. SEND HIM BACK UP ALREADY!!!

Good question jimmy. I expected him back by now as well. He had a solid performance during the WBC, and he has MLB experience, what’s the hold-up? We can solidify our bullpen with him and the guys we have now.

I’ve noticed that when players get forgotten like this in the past, the Marlins organization is usually scheming to do something with the player. I hope not, VandenHurk looks like he could develop into an awesome pitcher.

VandenHurk is still building back up, getting in his innings. Look for him to be a factor in the second half especially. He may make sense in a relief role in the short term.

I hear ya’ Joe. He may be just what the Marlins need right now in relief help.

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