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Lindstrom eyeing next road trip for return to action

Lindstrom eyeing next road trip for return to action

DETROIT -- The plan for Matt Lindstrom's injury rehab assignment is to have the right-handed reliever work every other day for a little bit with Triple-A Charlotte.

"I'm not sure how many appearances, but they want to make sure I can at least go every other day for a little while," said Lindstrom, who begins his assignment Friday, testing the injury to the tendon sheath in his left ankle. "And then by the time I get back here I will be able to go back-to-backs or three in a row."

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Lindstrom has been out of action since May 19, but believes that an Aug. 7 target date, which begins the White Sox next road trip in Seattle, is possible for a return.

"We'll see how it goes down there, though. That's what we're shooting for and hoping for," Lindstrom said. "A lot of it has to do just with how my stuff is, too. I'm going to have to keep a close eye on that and monitor it. We'll just go ahead and see and just take it from there.

"More of it right now is just stuff. I feel like I've had to get my arm back in shape. I don't think I really have too much going on in my mind about my ankle. I've tested it pretty good these last two or three weeks. That was the goal: before I went on the rehab to make sure that wasn't on the back of my mind, that I could make movements off the mound, fielding balls."

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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