KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox placed closer Matt Lindstrom on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of an injured tendon in his left ankle.
Lindstrom was injured while attempting to field a bunt in the ninth inning Monday in a 7-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals. He is 2-1 with a 3.32 ERA and six saves in nine opportunities. The 34-year-old right-hander will return to Chicago for further examinations.
The White Sox purchased the contract of right-hander Javy Guerra, who was 1-1 with a 2.33 ERA and three saves in 14 relief appearances from Triple-A Charlotte. Guerra, 28, was 4-5 with a 2.90 ERA and 29 saves over parts of three seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The White Sox claimed Guerra off waivers on March 26.
Meanwhile, White Sox left-hander Chris Sale threw a bullpen session Tuesday and could come off the disabled list by the weekend and start against the New York Yankees.
Sale, an American League All-Star selection the past two years, went on the disabled list on April 22 with a left flexor strain. He was 3-0 with a 2.30 ERA in four starts before the injury.
The White Sox have not listed any probable starter for the four-game series with the Yankees, which begins Thursday. Manager Robin Ventura did not rule out Sale starting one of the four.
Sale struck out 11 and allowed one hit in four scoreless innings Friday in a minor league rehab start with Triple-A Charlotte.