Astros Acquire Matt Lindstrom

7:56pm: MLB.com's Brian McTaggart says the Marlins will also obtain the Astros' pick in tomorrow's Rule 5 Draft.

5:44pm: Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald tweets that the Marlins obtain righty Robert Bono and shortstop Luis Bryan for Lindstrom.

4:22pm: The Astros have acquired Lindstrom, reports ESPN's Peter Gammons.  The reliever is flying to Houston for a physical.

3:29pm: Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweets that the Astros are close on Lindstrom – swapping medicals (acknowledged by Lindstrom himself).  Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel agrees that the deal is close.

3:14pm: MLB.com's Joe Frisaro tweets of a rumor that the Marlins will make a deal today.  He's unsure whether it'll be Lindstrom, Dan Uggla, or Renyel Pinto on the move.

1:55pm: The Astros are close to acquiring reliever Matt Lindstrom from the Marlins, writes Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post.  Capozzi notes that the Marlins have been close on other deals that failed to materialize, however.  The Astros are also considered a finalist for Rafael Soriano; I imagine they won't get both.

Lindstrom, 30 in February, lost his closer job to Leo Nunez midseason as he dealt with an elbow strain.  He's arbitration-eligible for the first time.



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