Printed on: January 26, 2013

Lindstrom signs with White Sox


Associated Press

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox said they have agreed to a one year contract with reliever Matt Lindstrom of Rexburg that includes a club option for 2014.

The deal was announced Friday. Lindstrom will receive $2.3 million next season. The White Sox can then pay him $4 million in 2014 or buy him out for $500,000.

The 32-year-old right-hander was 1-0 with a 2.68 ERA and 40 strikeouts over 46 games with Baltimore and Arizona last season. He was traded to the Diamondbacks on Aug. 26 for left-handed pitcher Joe Saunders and a player to be named later.

Around the Majors

A-Rod could miss entire season: At New York, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said it's possible third baseman Alex Rodriguez could miss the entire season while recovering from hip surgery.

Cashman said "there's no guarantees in this stuff" that Rodriguez will be able to play this year.

The 37-year-old Rodriguez had surgery on his left hip last week. The team said the rehabilitation time was expected to be six months, which would sideline the star slugger until the All-Star break.