Matt Lindstrom to 15-day DL



Matt Lindstrom was placed on the 15-day DL with a right elbow sprain.

The Marlins on Wednesday afternoon placed right-hander Matt Lindstrom on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow sprain.

The hard-throwing right-hander is on a no-throw status for four weeks. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said the team would mix and match the closer spot. Leo Nunez, Dan Meyer and Brian Sanches are closer options.

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Late after Tuesday night's 7-6 win in 12 innings over the Orioles, Lindstrom said he felt soreness in his forearm area, and it affected the command of his slider. Lindstrom was throwing 98 mph.

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Nunez also is dealing with a sprained ankle, but he said on Wednesday that he is ready to pitch.

The thing I'm trying to wrap my mind around is that I read every, or most every, recap of the game and this is the first I have read that Lindstrom felt discomfort in his throwing arm.  This may not be unusual that it wasn't brought up in the post-game since pitchers are used to playing with some soreness.  Still, it seems a rather sudden change of events.  Not saying he isn't hurt, just that it didn't follow the normal course of things.

So Lindstrom is out for six-weeks, at least, and the Marlins for now are going with closer by committee.  (Which rarely works.)  Then again it couldn't be less effective than Lindstrom was in his last two appearances, but will it be more effective?  We will see.

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