|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||50.10||2.00||2.00||0.00||3.22||1.25||49.00||22.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Washington|| 8.1||0||1|| 2.16||1||2||9|
|vs LHB|| 30.1||0||0|| 3.26||0||17||30|
|vs RHB|| 40.2||0||0|| 3.76||0||18||40|
|Last 10 Games|
|Cautiously optimistic about Josh Lindblom|
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/17/13) In Josh Lindblom, you have within arm's reach a projected two-start option for Fantasy Week 8 (May 20-26) who is eligible at relief pitcher.
You also have a 25-year-old who has yet to start a game in the majors and who seemed destined to spend his entire career in middle relief just last year.
But if his numbers in the heavy-hitting Pacific Coast League this year count for anything, a return to the starting rotation has made him an even better pitcher. In 43 1/3 innings, he has a 2.08 ERA and 0.88 WHIP, allowing just 5.6 hits per nine innings.
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels recently pointed out that Lindblom has three plus pitches and is working on a fourth. A varied arsenal usually plays up better in a starting role than a relief role, so Lindblom strikes me as one of those pitchers who will fare better when stretched out. If I had a roster spot to play with, I might just take a flier on him.
|Josh Lindblom to join Rangers' rotation|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/16/13) The Rangers announced Thursday pitcher Josh Lindblom will be promoted from Triple-A Round Rock to start Monday against the Athletics after Alexi Ogando was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right biceps tendinitis.
Lindblom has had success at Round Rock after being converted from a reliever to a starter. He is 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA and 0.88 WHIP in eight outings (seven starts). He has struck out 33 in 43 1/3 innings.
|Josh Lindblom adjusting to new role|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(4/21/13) Rangers pitcher Josh Lindblom made his third start for Triple-A Round Rock Saturday night and allowed one run over five innings of four-hit ball. The right-hander also struck out seven and has 18 in 17 innings pitched down on the farm.
Lindblom is being stretched out at Triple-A to give Texas some insurance in the rotation.
"Reports have been good," general manager Jon Daniels told MLB.com on Sunday. "It's three quality pitches for strikes [plus working on a curveball] on a physical frame that can handle the innings. It's early, but it looks like he's taken to the role well."
|Josh Lindblom to stretch out at Triple-A|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(3/31/13) Rangers pitcher Josh Lindblom was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock to be stretched out as a starter, the Dallas Morning News reports. The right-hander posted a 6.10 ERA in nine appearances during the Cactus League.
Lindblom could also return to the majors as a reliever at some point this season.
"He's got a durable frame and is interested in starting," general manager Jon Daniels said. "At the same time, we know he's got a track record in a setup role."
|Josh Lindblom sent down to Round Rock|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(3/30/13) The Rangers sent relievers Josh Lindblom and Cory Burns to Triple-A Round Rock Saturday, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Lindblom had a 6.10 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP in 10 1/3 innings this spring.
2013 Fantasy outlooks: Texas Rangers
The Texas roster will look a lot different to Fantasy owners on Draft Day 2013, but there are still plenty of proven commodities. Our Al Melchior puts the Rangers under the microscope.
|Josh Lindblom saw a spike in his ERA (3.55) and WHIP (1.35) in 2012, after debuting in 2011 with a 2.73 ERA and 1.05 WHIP as a Dodger. He still managed about a strikeout per inning and looks to be in line for plenty of holds as a member of the Rangers bullpen (Lindblom was part of the Michael Young deal) in 2013. AL-only owners who look for saves should take note, but all other Fantasy players can leave Lindblom on the waiver wire. (Updated 1/4/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/18/13||DET||8:05 pm||Anibal Sanchez|
|5/19/13||DET||8:05 pm||Doug Fister|
|5/20/13||OAK||8:05 pm||Bartolo Colon|
|5/21/13||OAK||8:05 pm||Dan Straily|
|5/22/13||OAK||2:05 pm||Jarrod Parker|
|5/24/13||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Joe Saunders|
|5/25/13||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Felix Hernandez|
= probable start