Found February 24, 2013 on Fox Sports Southwest:
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Josh Lindblom has had a unique experience while playing only one full season in the major leagues. The reliever has already been traded twice for All-Star players. Lindblom is now in Texas after being dealt during baseball's winter meetings from Philadelphia with another reliever for longest-tenured Rangers player Michael Young. Less than six months earlier, Lindblom had gone from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Phillies in a four-player deal for Shane Victorino. For Lindblom, he says it's like the first day of school all over again. Rangers manager Ron Washington says there's no expectation for the 25-year-old Lindblom to be like Young. Lindblom is expected to be a primary setup man in a vastly changed Rangers bullpen. He had 74 combined appearances last season.
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