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Angels release veteran reliever Matt Lindstrom
Angels release veteran reliever Matt Lindstrom

Matt Lindstrom is in his 14th year of professional baseball, but not until Saturday morning had the reliever experienced the uncomfortable feeling of being released. The Angels cut ties with the veteran right-hander four days before they had to either place him on their 25-man roster or pay him a $100,000 retention bonus to keep him in the minor leagues. “I guess there’s a first time for everything,” said Lindstrom, who had an 11.12 earned-run average in 5 2/3 spring innings but seemed to regain his velocity and form after an injury-plagued 2014 season with the Chicago White Sox. “It’s probably a numbers game. I’m healthy, I’m throwing...

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