According to White Sox beat writer Scott Merkin, pitcher Matt Lindstrom has missed about a week with a left oblique strain. The injury plagued him the first half of last week, and after feeling like someone was “shoving a knife” in his side Tuesday, Lindstrom decided to focus less on playing and more on rehab.
But according to Lindstrom, his return is nearing after playing catch and working out Monday.
“Tomorrow we’re going to go through my mechanics and actually get downhill,” Lindstrom said. “Those guys told me there’s going to be some soreness down in that rib cage area, and so I’m just kind of battling through that. So far, so good.”
Lindstrom’s return is anticipated by the White Sox as he and fellow pitcher Nate Jones are top candidates to fill in at the team’s currently empty closer spot.