Lindstrom out on Saturday after being hit by liner

Lindstrom out on Saturday after being hit by liner

Lindstrom out on Saturday after being hit by liner
CLEVELAND -- Matt Lindstrom went to sleep Friday night with visual proof. He woke up Saturday with more of a physical -- and painful -- reminder.

Lindstrom was struck by a line drive off the bat of Indians left fielder Johnny Damon in the eighth inning of Friday's 10-2 win. He was removed from the game immediately.

"Johnny gave me a souvenir -- I've got the laces tattooed on the inside of my knee," Lindstrom said following Friday's contest.

Lindstrom contended that the mild soreness he felt Friday night would eventually subside if he iced it and wore a sleeve to minimize swelling. However, the pain was more substantial on Saturday. Thus, he underwent precautionary X-rays before the club's tilt against Cleveland.

Manager Buck Showalter said he didn't expect the right-handed reliever to be available for Saturday's game.

"He's pretty sore today," Showalter said. "[We] didn't think he would need [an X-ray] last night, but just to be on the safe side, we decided to go ahead and get one today."

The X-rays came back negative, and Showalter qualified Lindstrom as "day-to-day."