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Matt Lindstrom is in good shape after last season's ankle injury
Matt Lindstrom is in good shape after last season's ankle injury

Matt Lindstrom has an impressive major league resume for a guy on a minor league contract. The 35-year-old right-hander is 17-21 with a 3.68 earned-run average and 51 saves over eight big-league seasons and has been both a setup man and closer. But age, a serious ankle injury and a decline in velocity and performance in 2014 have relegated him to that large and somewhat anonymous group of relievers fighting for a roster spot with the Angels this spring. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Lindstrom impressed Angels coaches with his early bullpen sessions, and he looked strong in his first Cactus League game Friday, striking out one and giving up one single in a scoreless inning of a 3-0 win over the...

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