Lindstrom's road to recovery

There is a chance Matt Lindstrom could begin a throwing routine as early as Friday.

Lindstrom had his right elbow re-examined by the Marlins medical staff on Monday, and some of the inflammation in his throwing arm is subsiding. He is encouraged by his progress thus far.

The Marlins placed Lindstrom on the disabled list on June 24 with a right elbow sprain. He is expected to be out four to six weeks. When he starts throwing, it will be basically catch off flat ground, and eventually he’d progress back to throwing off the mound.

Lindstrom has appeared in 32 games, and he has 14 saves in 16 chances. However, of late, he’s struggled with his command. In 29 innings pitched, he’s struck out 26 while walking 20.

For about three weeks prior to going on the DL, he felt some discomfort in his forearm and elbow.

With Lindstrom on the disabled list, manager Fredi Gonzalez is mixing and matching on his closer.

Leo Nunez collected the save in Monday’s 4-2 win over Washington. Nunez, however, faced one batter in the inning, but he recorded the final out when Josh Willingham lined a fly ball to center field.

Dan Meyer opened the ninth inning, and the left-hander recorded two outs, but also yielded two singles. Meyer has one save on the season, while Nunez has two.

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

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