Angels sign Lindstrom to Minor League contract

Righty reliever also nabs Spring Training invite

Angels sign Lindstrom to Minor League contract

ANAHEIM -- The Angels signed veteran reliever and former closer Matt Lindstrom to a Minor League contract with a Spring Training invitation on Tuesday.

Lindstrom struggled through a 5.03 ERA in 35 appearances with the White Sox last year, a season that saw him miss 73 games after undergoing surgery on his left ankle in May.

From 2007-13, the 35-year-old hard-throwing right-hander posted a 3.56 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP while walking 3.3 batters per nine innings, striking out 7.2 and recording 45 saves for the Marlins, Astros, Rockies, Orioles, D-backs and White Sox.

The Lindstrom addition gives the Angels 63 players in Major League camp, which begins in Tempe, Ariz., on Thursday. Lindstrom is one of seven non-roster relievers invited, along with right-handers Trevor Gott, Frank Herrmann and Ryan Mattheus, and lefties Scott Snodgress, Edgar Ibarra and Atahualpa Severino.

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez.

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.