Name is pronounced "lind-bloom"... Is married.....wife's name is Aurielle.....the couple has two daughters, Presley and Monroe, and a son named Palmer... Graduated from William Henry Harrison (IN) High School... Attended the University of Tennessee as a freshman before transferring to Purdue University for his sophomore and junior seasons... While playing in Korea, earned his bachelor's degree in biblical studies from Indiana Wesleyan University.....is currently working on his master of divinity degree from Grace School of Theology... Created the Josh Lindblom Foundation in 2012 to promote awareness and raise funds for families and children in need... In each of the last three years has funded mission trips to Amman, Jordan through Riley Hospital for Children (IN).....open heart surgeries are performed during these trips on Syrian refugee children by Dr. Mark Turrentine, the same surgeon who performed open heart surgeries on Lindblom's youngest child, Monroe, in 2016 and 2018... Enjoys reading and spending time with his family.
Pitched primarily in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) with the Lotte Giants (2015-17) and Doosan Bears (2018-19)... Went 63-34 with a 3.55 ERA in 130 starts in the KBO, including 35-7 with a 2.68 ERA in 56 starts over his last two seasons... Won consecutive Choi Dong-Won Awards (KBO Cy Young Award equivalent) in 2018 and 2019... Was KBO Most Valuable Player in 2019 after going 20-3 with a 2.50 ERA in 30 starts for Doosan.....led the KBO in wins (20), strikeouts (189), WHIP (1.00), opponent batting average (.226) and innings pitched (194.2) while ranking second in ERA (2.50) and tied for third in quality starts (22)... Went 15-4 with a 2.88 ERA in 26 starts for Doosan in 2018.....led the KBO in ERA (2.88), WHIP (1.07) and quality starts (21) while ranking among the league leaders in opponent batting average (2nd, .226), wins (T2nd, 15) and strikeouts (7th, 157)... Pitched with the Lotte Giants from 2015-17, going 28-27 with a 4.25 ERA in 74 starts... Returned briefly to the states in 2017 and pitched for Pittsburgh (4 games) and Triple-A Indianapolis (17 games/4 starts).
Spent most of the season at Triple-A Round Rock but also had three stints with Texas…went 1-3 with a 5.46 ERA in eight games, five starts…the starts were the first of his Major League career…was 0-3 with a 6.33 ERA and .304 opponents batting average in his five starting assignments…had a win and did not allow a run in 4.1 innings in his three relief appearances…opponents hit .071 against him as a reliever…stranded all three of his inherited runners and retired each of his three first batters faced in relief… allowed a .278 opponents average overall, including .262 (11-for-42) against right-handed hitters compared to .286 (24-for-84) against left-handers…his career splits are .202 (53-for-262) against righties, .283 (64-for-226) against lefties…yielded a .193 batting average the first time through the lineup, .348 after that…his career numbers are .222 (93-for-418) the first time, .343 (24-for-70) after that … opponents hit .237 with the bases empty, .340 with three of his four home runs with runners on base… however, allowed a .182 batting average with runners in scoring position, including .067 with RISP and two outs…his first stint with the Rangers lasted just one day as he was called up May 20 to start against Oakland…took the loss (4.2 ip, 7 h, 4 r, 4 er, 2 bb, 4 so) and was sent back to Round Rock following the game…was recalled a second time June 9 and went 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA in three starts before returning to the Express June 20…tossed a career-high 6.0 innings in back-to-back starts June 10 against Cleveland and June 15 against Toronto…struck out a career-high six in his start against the Indians…was 1-1 with a 5.59 ERA in four games, including one start, during his third stint from July 2 to 10…had careerhighs in runs (6), hits (9) and walks (4) in 5.1 innings in his final start July 10 at Baltimore.
ROUND ROCK: Was 8-4 with a 3.08 ERA in 20 games, 18 starts, with Round Rock…had minor league career-highs in wins, starts and innings pitched … led the Express in wins and tied for second in strikeouts (79)…went 7-0 with a 1.99 ERA and .197 opponents batting average over his first 11 games, including 10 starts, before the All-Star Break…then went 1-4 with a 4.63 ERA and .237 opponents average in nine games, eight starts, after the break … allowed a .214 opponents batting average, including .207 (39-for-188) against left-handed pitching compared to .220 (47-for-214) against right-handers… held the opposition to a .158 batting average when leading off an inning … opponents hit .182 with the bases empty compared to .268 with runners on base … however, yielded a .184 average with runners in scoring position … compiled a 1.39 ERA over the first four innings of a game, compared to 6.32 from the fifth inning on…the Express were 12-6 (.667) in his starting assignments…tossed at least six innings in 10 of his 18 starts, allowed two runs or fewer 12 times and walked two batters or fewer 14 times… combined on a four-hit, 1-0 shutout at Iowa May 1…tossed a season-high 8.0 innings and allowed two of the hits…was 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA in eight games, seven starts, when he was called up to Texas for the first time May 20…won back-to-back starts May 27 at Memphis and June 2 against Nashville (1.93 ERA) before returning to Texas June 9…extended his season-opening winning streak to seven games June 27 against New Orleans before joining Texas for the final time July 2 … returned to Round Rock July 18 and went 1-4 with a 4.63 ERA over his final nine games, eight starts…walked a season-high four batters July 28 against Memphis … was on the suspended list from Aug. 13 to 17 for an intentional throwing incident…struck out a season-high nine batters and did not issue a walk in 6.0 innings Aug. 23 against Oklahoma City … allowed three runs and took the loss…yielded a season-high six runs on a season-high eight hits in his final start Sept. 2 at Omaha.
Was 3-5 3.55 (28 ER/71.0 IP) in 74 relief appearances with Dodgers and Phillies in 1st full major league season...tied for 13th in the National League in both appearances and holds (22)...held opponents to a .232 (61-263) batting average, .209 (31-148) against right-handed batters and .261 (30-115) vs. LHB...posted a 1.79 ERA (8 ER/40.1 IP) in his home parks with the Dodgers and Phillies, 4th lowest among all N.L. pitchers with at least 40.0 innings...averaged 8.9 strikeouts per 9.0 innings...issued runs in 19 of 74 appearances and permitted 11 of 26 inherited runners to score (42.3%)...allowed 26 of 74 1st batters to reach base...DODGERS: Went 2-2, 3.02 in 48 games with Los Angeles and led the club in appearances at the time of his trade to Philadelphia...opponents batted .241 (42-174)...worked season best 9.2 scoreless innings in his 1st 7 games (April 5-20) and posted a 0.66 ERA (1 ER/13.2 IP) over his 1st 11 outings through April 30...permitted 3 ER in 0.2 IP on May 1 at COL, then compiled a 1.83 ERA (4 ER/19.2 IP) over his next 19 outings, lowering ERA to 2.12 through June 16...recorded a 5.27 ERA (8 ER/13.2 IP) in his next 17 games before being traded to the Phillies on July 31...earned the win on opening day, April 5 vs. SD and May 22 at ARI...PHILLIES: Was 1-3, 4.63 in 26 games with Philadelphia...held opposition to a .213 (19-89) batting average...was 2nd on the staff in appearances during his Phillies tenure behind Jonathan Papelbon (29)...permitted 7 R/6 ER in 5.0 IP in his 1st 7 outings with Philadelphia, raising season ERA to 3.76 through August 16...compiled a 1.59 ERA (3 ER/17.0 IP) over next 17 games and was at 3.23 through Sept. 26...permitted 3 runs in 1.1 innings over his last 2 games...opponents hit just .203 (14-69) in final 19 games of the year...earned his 1st major league save on August 26 vs. WAS and had the win on August 31 at ATL...ODDS AND ENDS: Had a season high 3 strikeouts twice, May 18 at STL and August 26 vs. WAS...worked 2.0 innings on 5 occasions, including 1st 2 outings of the season, April 5 and 8 at SD...permitted high of 3 runs 4 times...issued 13 homers, the 2nd most of any N.L. reliever (Livan Hernandez, 15).
Had his contract purchased from Chattanooga on May 29 and made his Major League debut on June 1 against the Rockies with a scoreless inning of relief...Picked up his first big league victory on Aug. 12 against Houston...Tossed scoreless relief in 19 of 27 appearances...limited opposing hitters to a .212 batting average, including a .153 mark against right-handed hitters (11-for-72)...Allowed only nine extra-base hits (all doubles) and has yet to allow a home run in 29.2 innings at the Major League level...Allowed only three runs over 14.1 innings (1.88 ERA) in his 11 appearances at Dodger Stadium...tossed a career-long 2.1 hitless, scoreless innings of relief in the Dodgers' Sept. 8 win at Washington...Tossed 2.0 or more innings of relief on four occasions and did not allow a run in any of those outings...struck out five Arizona hitters in a 2.0-inning appearance on Sept. 14, which was a single-game season high for a Dodger reliever...Led Double-A Chattanooga with 17 saves and went 1-3 with a 2.13 ERA in 34 relief appearances with the Lookouts...With Chattanooga, struck out 54 in just 42.1 innings and limited opponents to a .205 batting average, including a .136 mark against right-handed hitters (11-for-81)...Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the Dodgers' No. 16 prospect.
Spent the season with Triple-A Albuquerque and set career highs with 40 games and 84 strikeouts, while walking 32 in 95.0 innings...Entered the season as the Dodgers' No. 5 prospect according to Baseball America...Was a non-roster invitee at Major League Spring Training and traveled to Taiwan as a part of the two-game goodwill series.
Began the year with Double-A Chattanooga, and made the jump to Triple-A Albuquerque on June 25, going a combined 6-5 with a3.83 ERA in 34 games (14 starts)...11 of his 14 appearances with Chattanooga were starts and 17 of his 20 games with Albuquerquewere relief appearances...made just one start in 18 appearances following the All-Star break...In 17 relief appearances for Albuquerque, went 2-0 with a 1.65 ERA (5 ER/27.1 IP) and limited opponents to a .218 average (22-for-101)...went 1-0 with a 4.63 ERA (6 ER/11.2 IP) in his three starts for the Isotopes...With Albuquerque, limited the opposition to a .236 average, including a .185 mark (12-for-65) by left-handed hitters...Won the July Dodger Pride Award for Albuquerque, going 1-0 with a save and a 2.89 ERA (6 ER/18.2 IP) in eight July games (twostarts)...did not allow a run and struck out seven in 9.0 innings in six relief appearances in the month...In 11 starts for Chattanooga, went 3-5 with a 4.97 ERA (28 ER/50.2 IP)...allowed three runs (two earned) in 6.2 innings (2.70ERA) in three relief appearances...Right-handed opponents batted .206 (26-for-126) against him, while lefties hit .309 (29-for-94) in Double-A...For Chattanooga, went 2-1 with a 2.17 ERA (7 ER/29.0 IP) and limited opponents to a .202 average (22-for-109) in six games (fivestarts) at home, while posting a 1-4 record with a 7.31 ERA (23 ER/28.1 IP) in eight games (six starts) on the road...Joined Dodgers big league spring training as a non-roster invitee on March 19 and made five appearances, posting a 1.38 ERA (2ER/13.0 IP) and limiting opponents to a .156 average (7-for-45)...Entered 2009 as the Dodgers' No. 4 prospect according to Baseball America...also rated by the publication as having the BestFastball in the Dodger chain.
Posted a 1.86 ERA (6 ER/29.0 IP) with 33 strikeouts and limited opponents to a .137 average (14-for-102) with Single-A Great Lakes before his promotion to Double-A Jacksonville during the final week of the season...Following the season was rated by Baseball America as having the best pro debut in the Dodger chain and as being the Dodger farmhand from the year's draft class that was closest to the Majors.