Matt Lindstrom

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 3"/215
  • Age: 35

Matt Lindstrom MLB Career Stats

17-21 3.68 420.2 327 1.44

Matt Lindstrom Bio

  • Full Name: Matthew Raymond Lindstrom
  • Born: 2/11/1980 in Rexburg, ID
  • Draft: 2002, New York Mets, 10th rd. (297th overall)
  • College: Ricks JC, ID
  • Debut: April 4, 2007
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MLB Career Stats 17 21 3.68 469 0 51 420.2 327 1.44
  • Status: Released


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March 28, 2015 at 7:46 PM ET

Lindstrom can't secure a spot in Angels bullpen, gets released

Matt Lindstrom experienced a not-so-pleasant milestone Saturday morning when the veteran right-hander was released by the Angels.

February 17, 2015 at 11:57 PM ET

Angels sign Lindstrom to Minor League contract

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


Matt Lindstrom Awards

Marlins Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
2007 Florida NL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2006 Binghamton EAS

Matt Lindstrom Leaderboards


Season SV Rank
2008 5 25th in NL
2009 15 17th in NL
2010 23 12th in NL
2014 6 24th in AL


Season G Rank
2013 76 3rd in AL


Season HLD Rank
2007 20 14th in NL
2013 20 13th in AL

Matt Lindstrom Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
July 10, 2015 Charlotte Knights released RHP Matt Lindstrom.
May 16, 2015 Charlotte Knights activated RHP Matt Lindstrom from the 7-day disabled list.
April 15, 2015 Charlotte Knights placed RHP Matt Lindstrom on the 7-day disabled list.
April 9, 2015 RHP Matt Lindstrom assigned to Charlotte Knights.
April 2, 2015 Chicago White Sox signed free agent RHP Matt Lindstrom to a minor league contract.
March 28, 2015 Los Angeles Angels released RHP Matt Lindstrom.
February 17, 2015 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent RHP Matt Lindstrom to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
February 17, 2015 RHP Matt Lindstrom assigned to Salt Lake Bees.
October 30, 2014 RHP Matt Lindstrom elected free agency.
August 12, 2014 Chicago White Sox activated RHP Matt Lindstrom from the 15-day disabled list.
August 1, 2014 Chicago White Sox sent RHP Matt Lindstrom on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Knights.
May 20, 2014 Chicago White Sox placed RHP Matt Lindstrom on the 15-day disabled list. Subluxed left ankle tendon
January 25, 2013 Chicago White Sox signed free agent RHP Matt Lindstrom.
November 3, 2012 RHP Matt Lindstrom elected free agency.
August 27, 2012 Arizona Diamondbacks activated RHP Matt Lindstrom.
August 26, 2012 Arizona Diamondbacks traded cash and LHP Joe Saunders to Baltimore Orioles for Player To Be Named Later and RHP Matt Lindstrom.
June 27, 2012 Matt Lindstrom roster status changed by Baltimore Orioles.
June 22, 2012 sent RHP Matt Lindstrom on a rehab assignment to Bowie Baysox.
June 18, 2012 sent RHP Matt Lindstrom on a rehab assignment to GCL Orioles.
May 11, 2012 Baltimore Orioles placed RHP Matt Lindstrom on the 15-day disabled list. Right middle finger injury.
February 6, 2012 Baltimore Orioles traded RHP Jeremy Guthrie to Colorado Rockies for RHP Jason Hammel and RHP Matt Lindstrom.
August 26, 2011 Matt Lindstrom roster status changed by Colorado Rockies.
August 22, 2011 sent RHP Matt Lindstrom on a rehab assignment to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
August 10, 2011 Colorado Rockies placed RHP Matt Lindstrom on the 15-day disabled list. Nerve injury in upper right arm.
December 23, 2010 Houston Astros Traded RHP Matt Lindstrom to Colorado Rockies; Asheville Tourists Traded LHP Wes Musick to Lexington Legends and Colorado Springs Sky Sox Traded RHP Jonnathan Aristil to Oklahoma City RedHawks.
September 1, 2010 Matt Lindstrom roster status changed by Houston Astros.
August 31, 2010 sent RHP Matt Lindstrom on a rehab assignment to Corpus Christi Hooks.
August 19, 2010 Houston Astros placed RHP Matt Lindstrom on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 17, 2010. Back problems.
December 9, 2009 Florida Marlins traded RHP Matt Lindstrom to Houston Astros for Player To Be Named Later, SS Luis Bryan and RHP Robert Bono.
August 1, 2009 Matt Lindstrom roster status changed by Florida Marlins.
July 29, 2009 Jupiter Hammerheads sent RHP Matt Lindstrom on a rehab assignment to Jacksonville Suns.
July 25, 2009 Matt Lindstrom assigned to Jupiter Hammerheads.
June 24, 2009 Florida Marlins placed RHP Matt Lindstrom on the 15-day disabled list. Right elbow inflammation.

Matthew Raymond Lindstrom Bio Info

Matthew Raymond Lindstrom...Graduated from Madison (ID) High School, where he also played basketball and football...Was named All-Conference and was also named Academic Athlete of the Year...Played two seasons at Ricks (ID) JC...Turned down a scholarship to the University of California to sign with the Mets (10th round of the 2002 Draft)...Threw the final pitch at Shea Stadium.


Established career highs with 76 games and 20 holds in his first season with the White Sox … ranked among the American League relief leaders in GIDP per 9.0 IP (1st, 2.23), opponent GIDP (2nd, 15) and appearances (3rd) … the 20 holds led the Sox … the 76 appearances tied for the seventh-highest total in franchise history and were the most since Kelly Wunsch in 2000 (83) … his 60.2 IP and 46 strikeouts were the second most of his career … his 15 GIDP induced were the most by a Sox reliever since Tom McCarthy in 1989 (17) … induced a double play by the first batter he faced six times … posted a 1.45 ERA (5 ER/31.0 IP) on the road and 4.85 mark (16 ER/29.2 IP) at U.S. Cellular Field … worked 11.2 scoreless IP (13 games) during interleague play … surrendered nine earned runs over 15.1 IP in 23 appearances with no rest, compared to 12 earned runs in 45.1 IP with at least one day of rest … first batters faced hit .286 (20-70) … allowed 38.0 percent (50-19) of inherited runners to score … began the season with an eight-game scoreless streak (8.0 IP) from 4/3-20 … matched his career high (second time) with 2.1 scoreless IP on 4/5 vs. Seattle … earned his first win with the White Sox on 4/16 at Toronto … suffered his first loss and blown save on 4/21 vs. Minnesota (3 ER/0.2 IP) … worked 0.1 scoreless IP and earned the victory on 5/16 at Los Angeles-AL … made 14 consecutive scoreless appearances (11.2 IP) from 5/21-6/15 … registered four holds and induced four double plays during the streak … his scoreless streak ended on 6/20 at Minnesota when he allowed two unearned runs … did not allow an earned run over 17 straight outings (15.0 IP) from 5/21-6/28 (two unearned runs) … worked 1.2 scoreless IP and induced an inning-ending double play with the go-ahead runs on base (sixth inning) on 6/22 at Kansas City … made nine straight scoreless appearances from 7/7-25 (7.2 IP) … registered a 12-game scoreless appearance streak (11.0 IP) with 11 strikeouts and six holds from 8/13-9/8 … posted holds in four consecutive appearances from 8/13-21 … struck out a career-high four over 2.0 IP on 8/18 at Minnesota … suffered the loss after surrendering a RBI single to Omar Infante in the eighth inning on 9/11 vs. Detroit (Sox lost, 1-0) … made five straight scoreless appearances (4.0 IP) from 9/16-26 before allowing two runs on 9/28 vs. Kansas City … Chicago exercised a $4-million club option on his contract on 10/31.

2012 Went 1-0 with a 2.68 ERA (14 ER/47.0 IP) and 40 strikeouts in a combined 46 games between Baltimore and Arizona ... set career lows in hits allowed (45), runs allowed (17), earned runs (14) and opponents average (.250) ... posted a 0.37 ERA (1 ER/24.1 IP) on the road, compared to a 5.16 mark (13 ER/22.2 IP) at home ... 11 of his first 12 appearances were scoreless (2 ER/13.0 IP) ... was on the disabled list from 5/11-6/27 with a strained ligament in his right middle finger, which included injury rehabilitation assignments with the Gulf Coast League Orioles and Class AA Bowie ... tossed a career-high 2.1 IP on 7/25 vs. Tampa Bay ... made 10 consecutive scoreless outings from 7/27-8/22 (11.2 IP) ... was traded by Baltimore in exchange for pitcher Joe Saunders on 8/26 ... 10 of his last 11 outings with the Diamondbacks were scoreless (1 ER/9.2 IP). 2011 Joined the Rockies in the offseason via trade from Houston for two Minor League pitchers ... Was on the Rockies Opening Day roster, the fifth straight season he has made an Opening Day roster ... Set a career-high by tallying a 3.00 ERA (54.0IP, 18ER), topping his 3.09 ERA he had in 2007 as a rookie with FLA ... Allowed a career-low 52 hits and 18 earned runs and tied his career best mark of allowing just 21 runs ... In his 63 appearances, (fourth on COL), held hitters to a .256 (52-203) average, the lowest of his career ... Recorded a 1.16 ERA (23.1IP, 3ER), two saves and nine holds in his first 26 appearances ... Snapped his season-long 13.0 scoreless innings pitched streak on May 12 vs. NYM, allowing a two-run home run to Carlos Beltran ... Streak began April 6 vs. LAD and tied for the team-high scoreless streak in 2011 ... With 36 strikeouts to just 14 walks on the season, recorded his best strikeout to walk ration (2.57) since his rookie season in 2007 (2.95) ... 1.22 WHIP was the lowest of his career ... Went 2-2 with a 1.71 ERA (26.1IP, 5ER) in 32 road appearances ... Did not walk more than one batter in any of his 63 outings...Walked just 14 on the season, the fewest of his career ... Was placed on the 15-day disabled list, August 10-21 with a nerve injury in his upper right arm. 2010 Spent his first full season with the Astros after being traded from Florida 12/9/09...went 2-5, 4.39 (53.1 ip, 26 er) with a career-high 23 saves in 58 appearances...Was 23-for-29 in save situations...recorded 21 of his 23 saves prior to the All-Star Break, during which he posted a 2.80 ERA (35.1 ip, 11 er) in 35 appearances...after the All-Star Break, went 0-4, 7.50 (18.0 ip, 15 er) in 23 appearances...Teamed up with RHP Brandon Lyon (20 saves) to become just the fifth set of teammates in MLB history, the first Astros, to reach 20 saves in the same season for the same club...the last team to accomplish the feat was the 1992 Reds, with Norm Charlton (26) and Rob Dibble (25)...Spent 15 days on the disabled list from 8/17-9/1 with a lower back strain...Converted 22 consecutive save opportunities from 4/28/09-5/21/10 (12 as a Marlin, 10 as an Astro)...Saved all three games in a sweep of the Cardinals from 5/11-13 at STL...became the first Astro to pick up a save in each game of a three-game sweep since Brad Lidge did so from 9/5-7/05 at PHI...Recorded saves in four straight team games from 4/17-21, becoming the first Astros player to do so since Jose Valverde from 8/30-9/2/08...earned the team's closers role by posting a 0.84 ERA (10.2 ip, 1 er) in 10 Spring Training appearances. 2009 Made 54 appearances out of the Florida bullpen, compiling a 2-1 record and 5.89 ERA with 15 saves...was 15-for-17 in save opportunities, including 12 saves in 12 opportunities to finish the season...held opponents scoreless in 38 of his 54 games...of the 16 contests in which he allowed a run, eight were multi-run affairs, including a career-high seven runs allowed on April 24 vs. PHI (0.2 IP)...on the season, never tossed more than 1.0 inning and had 39 1.0-inning those 39 games, was 2-0 with a 1.62 ERA (6ER) games where he did not reach 1.0 inning, amassed a 25.92 ERA (24ER/8.1IP)...missed 31 games with a right elbow sprain, appearing from June 24 to July 31 on the 15-Day DL...made four rehab appearances, going 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA (2ER/4IP)...went 2-1 at home with a 8.23 ERA (25ER/27.1IP), while in 23 road appearances he surrendered just six earned runs (2.70 ERA, 20IP)...his best month was in August, when he allowed only three earned runs over 11.0 innings pitched in 13 appearances (2.45 ERA). 2008 Tied a career-high with three wins and recorded five saves in 66 games with Marlins...his 66 appearances ranked third on the club...Earned first win of the season, April 27 at Milwaukee, issuing two walks while striking out one in 1.0 inning of work...also recorded wins on August 30 vs. New York and September 1 vs. Atlanta...Notched first career save, September 5 at St. Louis, tossing 1.0 perfect inning...recorded saves in five of his final nine appearances, going five-of-six in save opportunities on the year...only blown save came June 3 at Atlanta, allowing two runs on three hits in 0.1 inning...Tossed 13.2 consecutive scoreless innings, July 5-August 7, establishing a career-high...had previously thrown 12.2 scoreless innings, August 7-September 1, 2007...Posted 1-1 record and 4.45 ERA in 34 games prior to the All-Star break, compared to a 2-2 record and 1.86 ERA with five saves after the break...Retired 39 of 66 first batters faced and allowed only two of 18 (11.1%) inherited runners to score...Registered his fifth save of the season in the final game ever to be played at Shea Stadium, September 28. 2007 Spent entire season with Marlins, going 3-4 with 3.09 ERA in 71 relief outings ... earned first Major League win June 2 at Milwaukee, picking up the final out in the seventh inning (stranded inherited runner) ... notched second career win August 10 with scoreless eighth inning at New York-NL ... third win came in 13-8 victory September 11 vs. Washington, after he allowed an earned run in 1.0 inning of work and was charged with second blown save ... Named Marlins' Rookie of the Year by South Florida chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America ... Recorded 62 strikeouts in 67.0 innings ... allowed 10 of 30 (33.3 %) inherited runners to score ... went 2-1 with 2.35 ERA in 32 games after the All-Star Break, compared to 1-3 with 3.72 ERA in 39 games during season's first half ... was 2-1 with 1.19 ERA in final 23 appearances ... did not allow a run in seven Interleague games (7.1 IP) ... Allowed just two home runs in 67.0 innings... pitched 34.2 consecutive innings before allowing first home run of season to Andruw Jones on July 1 vs. Atlanta ... His 62 strikeouts and 67.0 innings were second among NL rookie relievers, both behind Atlanta's Peter Moylan (63 SO, 90.0 IP). 2006 Spent the majority of the year with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League...his first 11 appearances of the season were with St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League...promoted to Double-A on May 26 and saw action in 35 games...all 46 of his outings came out of the bullpen...On July 9 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, he picked up the save at the Futures All-Star Game...worked 1.0 inning with two strikeouts as the United States team turned back the World Team, 8-5...With Binghamton, he allowed five earned runs in his last 18.2 innings for a 2.41 those 17 games, he gave up 14 hits, with five walks and 26 strikeouts...had four saves in those contests...worked 2.0 innings on four occasions for Binghamton...struck out four in a game twice: June 1 vs. Reading and July 21 vs. 20 home games, he was 1-2 with a 2.31 ERA and four 23.1 innings, he gave up 17 hits with seven runs, six earned, 10 walks and 39 strikeouts...only was scored upon in two of his 11 outings at St. Lucie...Went 3-0 with 2.03 in 17 games with Ponce in the Puerto Rican Winter League. 2005 Appeared in 25 games out of the bullpen and made 10 starts during the year for Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League...Of his first 13 appearances, 10 came as a starter...His last start was June 15th vs. New Hampshire...As a reliever, he was 2-1 with a 3.12 ERA...In 40.1 innings, he gave up 49 hits, 22 runs, 14 earned, with 35 walks and 36 strikeouts...As a starter, Matt was 0-4 with an 8.18 ERA...In 33.0 innings, he permitted 41 hits, 39 runs, 30 earned, with 30 walks and 22 strikeouts...Went 2.0 innings, allowing one hit and no runs to defeat Bowie on May 10th...His other victory came against Portland on August 6th...In 3.0 innings, he allowed no runs on one hit with no walks and three strikeouts...In nine relief outings in July, he compiled a 3.14 ERA (five earned runs/14.1 innings)...Went 5.0 innings twice as a starter, April 15th vs. New Hampshire and June 10th vs. Norwich...His longest outing as a reliever was 3.0 innings {twice, July 9th at New Britain and August 6th (game two) vs. Pawtucket}...Was 0-0 with a 12.00 ERA in five games in relief for Grand Canyon of the Arizona Fall League...In 6.0 innings, he allowed 13 hits, 11 runs, eight earned, with seven walks and four strikeouts. 2004 In a combined 27 games (26 starts) with Capital City (A) of the South Atlantic League and St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League, Matt was 8-7 with a 3.52 ERA in 135.2 innings...Allowed 140 hits with 70 runs, 53 earned, 30 walks and 114 strikeouts...Posted the ninth lowest ERA (3.52) in the entire organization...Made one relief outing on September 2nd in the second game of a double-header against Savannah...Hurled 7.0 shutout and hitless innings with no walks and seven strikeouts to turn back Charleston on May 15th...Struck out eight in 5.0 shutout innings vs. Greensboro on April 13th...Tossed 6.0 shutout innings with three hits to defeat Charleston on September 6th...Went 3-0 with a 2.12 ERA (10 earned runs in 29.2 innings) in five starts in June for St. Lucie...Yielded 21 hits, seven walks with 23 strikeouts during that span...Struck out a season-best nine batters with no walks and two earned runs to top Jupiter, 4-2, in a complete-game victory on July 24th...Went 2-1 with a 4.11 ERA in nine games in relief for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League...In 15.1 innings, he allowed 12 hits, seven runs, earned, with 10 walks and nine strikeouts. 2003 Named to the New York-Penn League All-Star team and Baseball America's short season All-Star team.