Lindstrom lands on DL with ankle issue
White Sox lose closer, call up reliever Guerra from Triple-A
KANSAS CITY-- White Sox closer Matt Lindstrom will return to Chicago to undergo further tests on his injured left ankle, which forced him onto the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.
The injury to his sublexing peroneal (outside) tendon occurred while Lindstrom attempted to field an Alcides Escobar bunt in the ninth inning of Chicago's 7-6 win over the Royals on Monday night.
"We don't know the full extent of it; we know it was enough to go on the DL. He wasn't walking very good," White Sox manger Robin Ventura said. "We know he's not going to be with us for at least a couple weeks."
Ventura and pitching coach Don Cooper would not name a new closer, as they said a variety of relievers could fill the role in the interim.
"As of now, we're not just going to name a closer," Ventura said.
Ventura said Javy Guerra, called up to take Lindstrom's spot in the bullpen, was unlikely to fill the void.
"It's probably a reach, with the guys that have already been here, and have proven that they've kind of gotten into a groove of pitching well up here," Ventura said.
The White Sox called Guerra up from Triple-A Charlotte, where he recorded three saves in 14 games. Guerra served time as the Dodgers' closer in 2012 and 2013, but was signed off of waivers by Chicago before the start of this season.
Jackson Alexander is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.