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26 Adam Lind DH
Height/Weight: 6-2/195 | Birthdate: 7/17/1983 | Birthplace: Muncie, IN | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Toronto | College: South Alabama | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $5,150,000 | Owned/Started%: 32/10 | Average Draft Position: 257.50
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Blue Jays announce several roster moves


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2014) The Blue Jays announced several roster moves before activating shortstop Jose Reyes from the disabled list on Friday.

The team selected the contract of infielder Juan Francisco from Triple-A Buffalo and transferred Maicer Izturis to the 60-day disabled list following a 3-2 win over Cleveland. The team also placed Adam Lind on the 15-day disabled list.

Friday drills to determine if Adam Lind destined for DL


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind is scheduled for several drills Friday that will play a huge role in determining if he will be placed on the disabled list with a back problem.

Lind has stated that his back feels better, but if discomfort that would prevent him from playing remains, he will soon be on the DL.

John Gibbons stated that a decision must be made quickly in regard to Lind, who will have missed the last three games after being sidelined in the opener against Cleveland.


Adam Lind sidelined again Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind will miss his third consecutive game with a back ailment Friday in Cleveland, which increases the possibility that he will soon be placed on the disabled list.

Lind, who has not played since Tuesday, had hit safely in five of six games before being sidelined.


Adam Lind still sidelined Thursday with back problem


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) As expected, Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind has been ruled out for the Thursday game in Minnesota with a back issue.

Lind was just heating up when the ailment cropped up. He had seven hits in 17 at-bats with three walks in six games before leaving the game Tuesday with the injury. The Blue Jays could place him on the disabled list if the back doesn't improve soon, according to MLB.com.


Adam Lind needs 'a miracle' to play Wednesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind was forced to leave Tuesday's game against the Twins after three plate appearances due to a sore back, and told MLB.com after the game he does not expect to be back in the lineup Wednesday.

"I hope I feel better tomorrow, but that would be a miracle," he said.

Lind appears likely to miss some time moving forward, though that is not official at this point. He is hitting .324/.465/.500 so far this season, in 34 at-bats. 


Blue Jays fiddle with lineup for Wednesday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) The Blue Jays have tinkered with their lineup for the Wednesday game against Houston. Second baseman Maicer Izturis, who is batting .421, has been elevated into the second spot with Adam Lind dropping down to fifth to provide protection for Edwin Encarnacion.

Adam Lind helps Blue Jays blast their way past Rays


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) The day after sitting against tough lefty David Price, first baseman Adam Lind made up for his absence for the Blue Jays. He got himself and his team rolling in the first inning Tuesday night with a three-run homer off Alex Cobb in a 4-2 victory.

Lind added a walk in the fifth inning and single in the eighth to get his season off to a flying start.

It remains to be seen if Lind sits only against tough lefties or if the Blue Jays find a platoon partner for him. He owns a .286 career average against right-handers and .219 against southpaws.


Adam Lind doing well hitting into the gaps


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2014) Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind connected for multiple hits for the second straight spring game Wednesday against the Rays. Lind has hit safely in 6 of 8 games this spring.

He is batting .400 (8 for 20) with a .750 slugging percentage, 1.205 OPS, one home run, three RBI, four doubles, two walks and two runs in eight games.


Scott Boras plays GM in suggesting Adam Lind trade


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2014) Agent Scott Boras has not only been vocal about his desire for the Blue Jays to sign his clients, free agents Kendrys Morales and Stephen Drew. He has even suggested that the team trade Adam Lind to Pittsburgh for a starting pitcher. Lind is not his client.

"Lind hit .208 against left-handers and .309 vs. right-handers," Boras offered to the Canadian Baseball Network. "Put him with [Pirates first baseman) Gaby Sanchez ... and you would have a platoon that would help the Pirates."

Lind, who batted .288 with 23 home runs and 67 RBI last season, is slated to earn $7 million in 2014 before free agency kicks in.


Pirates could look to trade for first baseman


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2014) There is mutual interest between the Pirates and free agent first baseman Kendrys Morales, according to The Boston Globe. But while the Pirates would like to add Morales for the right contract, they could still pursue a first baseman via a trade.

The trade options could include Mets first baseman Ike Davis, Adam Lind of the Blue Jays, Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland, Justin Smoak of the Mariners, and the Red Sox's Daniel Nava and Mike Carp.


Pirates sizing up first base candidates


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/4/2013) ESPN.com reports that the Pirates are targeting free agent James Loney as their preferred choice to replace departed Justin Morneau as their starting first baseman.

The Pirates have also looked into trades for the Blue Jays' Adam Lind and the Rangers' Mitch Moreland.


Blue Jays may trade Adam Lind


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/10/2013) The Boston Globe reports that the Blue Jays may look to deal first baseman Adam Lind this offseason. One factor potentially leading to a deal is the feeling of some members of the organization that Lind's attitude is not a good fit for the team.

The Blue Jays picked up Lind's $7 million option for 2014 last month.


Blue Jays exercise $7 million option on Adam Lind


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2013) The Blue Jays have exercised a $7 million option on first baseman Adam Lind, sportsnet.ca reports.The team would have owned Lind $2 million if it declined the 2014 option.

Lind hit .288/.357/.497 with 23 home runs and 67 RBI in 465 at-bats in 2013. The Blue Jays own options on Lind for 2015 and 2016 as well.


Blue Jays likely to exercise Adam Lind's 2014 option


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/25/2013) The Blue Jays are likely to exercise a $7-million option on first baseman Adam Lind for the 2014 season rather than pay a $2-million buyout, MLB.com reports.

"I have no idea what's going to happen with that, but I know I've done well enough that I'll be employed somewhere," Lind said. "So, my mind can ease a little bit ... It's definitely a season, so far in my career, that I'll look back on as one of my better ones."

Lind posted his best statistical season since 2009 this year, hitting .288/.357/.497 with 23 home runs and 67 RBI in 465 at-bats.


Adam Lind sits for final game for 2013


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/29/2013) One day after leaving a game early with a back injury, Adam Lind was out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup.

Ryan Langerhans got the start at first base for Sunday's season finale versus the Rays.


Adam Lind hurts back in game


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2013) Toronto designated hitter Adam Lind had a nice game Saturday during a win over Tampa Bay. Lind drove in three runs in the penultimate game of the season but had to leave early due to a back injury, the National Post reports. 

Lind went 2 for 3 with his 67th RBI of the season. He was removed when the nagging back issue began acting up on him and is considered day to day. He's batting .287 for the Blue Jays on the year. Lind has gone 5 for 10 over his last three games. 


Adam Lind sitting Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2013) Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind is not in the team's starting lineup Thursday.

Lind will be replaced by Ryan Langerhans at first base. Through 460 at-bats, Lind is hitting .285/.355/.496.


Adam Lind hits 22nd homer in win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2013) Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind smacked a three-run home run Thursday in his team's 6-2 win over the Yankees.

It was Lind's sixth home run in 47 at-bats during September and third homer in his last six games. He's hit .284/.353/.493 with 22 home runs and 61 RBI in 444 at-bats.


Adam Lind goes deep twice vs. Twins


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2013) Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind enjoyed a monster night at the dish as he homered twice against the Twins Saturday night.

Lind launched a three-run shot off Kevin Correia in the opening frame. He then unleashed another three-run shot in the ninth to extend the lead. He finished 2 for 5 with two runs scored and six RBI in an 11-2 victory. He is hitting .282/.353/.484 with 19 homers and 54 RBI in 411 at-bats.

Adam Lind sitting Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2013) Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind is not in the team's starting lineup Tuesday against the Yankees.

Lind will be replaced at first by Mark DeRosa. Through 388 at-bats, Lind is hitting .284/.355/.474.


Adam Lind slugs two home runs


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2013) Blue Jays designated hitter Adam Lind slugged two home runs Saturday during a 6-2 win at Tampa Bay. Lind went deep in the sixth inning and eighth inning, each time for solo blasts.

Lind finished the game 2 for 3 with a walk as he has 16 homers on the year for Toronto. He had two RBI in the game and scored twice. Lind has driven in 44 runs on the season to go with his .280 batting average.

The DH has warmed up again over his last three contests. He's gone 5 for 10 in those games with a double, two homers and three runs driven in.

Adam Lind experiencing second-half decline


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2013) Since homering Aug. 7, Blue Jays first baseman/DH Adam Lind is mired in a 2-for-17 slump in his last six games. Lind has no extra-base hits or RBI in that span.

Lind is batting .146 (6 for 41) with one home run, one RBI, six runs and nine walks in 13 August games.

Lind is experiencing a sharp decline in the second half. After batting .306 with a .511 slugging percentage and .871 OPS in the first half, Lind is batting .169 with a .301 slugging percentage and .604 OPS since the All-Star break.


Adam Lind part of back-to-back jacks


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2013) Toronto designated hitter Adam Lind went back-to-back with Edwin Encarnacion in Wednesday's loss at Seattle. Lind's 14th homer of the season followed Encarnacion's and wasn't enough in the 9-7 defeat.

Lind finished the contest going 2 for 3 with two walks as he reached base four times. He scored twice and now has 41 RBI on the year. Lind is batting .281 for the Blue Jays.

The 30-year-old left-handed hitter picked up just his first extra-base hit since homering back on July 29 at Oakland. He had gone just 1 for 18 in his previous five games before Wednesday.

Adam Lind goes deep in return


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2013) Blue Jays designated hitter Adam Lind returned to action Monday after missing Sunday's game with a bad back. Lind homered in the fifth inning to prove his health. 

Lind went deep for No. 13 on the season as he went 1 for 4 in the game. He's batting .290. 

Lind has cooled off considerably and has hit under .200 in July. Still, he has 40 RBI and three in his last five games. 


Adam Lind dealing with back pain


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2013) Blue Jays first baseman/designated hitter Adam Lind was not in the lineup Sunday against the Astros due to back pain, according to the Toronto Sun.

Lind was able to make an appearance, striking out as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning. Lind has missed time with back pain in each of the last three years. He was also pulled from a game with back pain in late June. Despite the injury, Lind is having a nice comeback season, hitting .291/.353/.492 in 299 at-bats.