Lindstrom to test oblique strain in bullpen session

Lindstrom to test oblique strain in bullpen session

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- If Matt Lindstrom got to choose, he would throw Tuesday's bullpen session to test his mild left oblique strain and then return to Cactus League action later in the week.

"I don't want to do another one," said Lindstrom with a smile, after it was mentioned that White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper talked about Lindstrom potentially throwing two bullpens before a return. "I want to do one and make sure I feel good and then we will take it from there.

"Just kind of wait and see what tomorrow is like. I'm anticipating nothing is going to go wrong because I've been doing those tests and strength exercises that I couldn't do if there was a problem."

Lindstrom has not pitched in a Cactus League game after being scratched from Friday's appearance due to the oblique. He hopes that fact will change shortly after Tuesday's side session.

"It's making sure I don't feel it again," Lindstrom said. "Bullpen tomorrow and get some downward angle and start getting in some games."

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