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Joshua William Lindblom

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Pitcher Josh Lindblom was selected by the Houston Astros in the third round of the 2005 amateur draft but opted to attend Tennessee instead. He transfered to Purdue University and was then chosen by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second round of the 2008 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Chet Sergo for $663,000 and made his pro debut that summer.

Lindblom made his big league debut with the club in 2011. On July 31, 2012, he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies along with Ethan Martin in return for OF Shane Victorino. After only half a season with the Philles, he was sent to the Texas Rangers along with Lisalverto Bonilla in return for IF Michael Young on December 9, 2012. He only pitched 8 times for the Rangers in the 2013, but made his first 5 major league starts for the team. He was shuffled between Texas and the AAA Round Rock Express for whom he was a solid 8-4, 3.08 in 20 games, including 18 starts. He gave up only 86 hits in 108 innings in the Pacific Coast League, while striking out 79. For the Rangers though, he was only 1-3, 5.46, while pitching 31 1/3 innings. On December 3rd, he was on the move again, this time to the Oakland Athletics, along with OF Craig Gentry, in return for two prospects, Chris Bostick and Michael Choice.

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