GLENDALE, Ariz. — Matt Lindstrom’s current way of thinking could be described as frustrated but not disheartened where his left oblique strain is concerned.
The right-handed White Sox circuit breaker was getting ready to throw the bullpen this past Tuesday, moving a stride closer to getting into a game, whilst suffered a setback playing lengthy toss. Now Lindstrom is looking with sometime next week before they starts throwing again.
It’s still being viewed as a protective measure to make sure this overlooked Cactus League time doesn’t turn into missed regular-season contests.
‘We take this a little bit slower versus the first time,’ said Lindstrom previous to Saturday’s contest with the D-backs. ‘Just trying to make confident it doesn’t grab on us again because time, it’s not running out, but we can’t manage another setback.
‘I feel good at the moment. I’m getting sick of the training room, so just looking to getting back out there. I see the fellows putting in their work and material and it kind of makes us a little bit more motivated to try to get better from this.’
A MRI was not taken on Lindstrom’s sore area, but ultrasound examination was used to check the injury along with the result was good news.
‘I’ve heard about guys having oblique problems and tearing it off this bone and stuff like that,’ Lindstrom stated. ‘Fortunately for me, it wasn’t that substantial, so I’m just trying to get it right.’
Veteran reliever Jeremy Crain missed much of last Spring season Training with an adductor strain and went on to have an All-Star first half to the season after even now breaking camp with the White Sox. Lindstrom has that same veteran expertise on how to prepare but can be hoping to get into more than a few activities over the final two weeks associated with Spring Training, adding that injury has allowed his glenohumeral joint to ‘get back on track’ after he threw eight bullpens within the 16 days leading up to get away.
‘If it were my first or second Spring Training, I would be described as a little bit nervous,’ Lindstrom mentioned. ‘I don’t need 12 games with Spring Training to get ready for your season. A true test will be going up to Idaho and pitching in the cold available online for. That would be a true test. Easily could do that, then I can be ready to play.
‘We have a pretty good idea of what we need to do. I’m confident in what I can do. It’s actually not like I don’t know how to put strikes. As long as I’m experience good out there, that’s the largest thing.’