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Reports of the Blue Jays placing Adam Lind on waivers were apparently incorrect

May 24, 2012, 1:51 PM EDT

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Last week Danny Knobler of reported that the Blue Jays had placed Adam Lind on outright waivers, essentially removing him from the 40-man roster because there was very little chance of another team claiming the $8.5 million left on his contract.

However, now comes word from Gregor Chisholm of that Knobler’s information was incorrect.

According to Chisholm “there were no indications” and “there is no evidence” that Lind was placed on waivers after being optioned to Triple-A, the proof of which is in the fact that Lind remains on the team’s 40-man roster five days later.

He had been placed on waivers Lind either would have been claimed by another team or the Blue Jays would have been able to outright him off the 40-man roster, and since neither of those things has apparently happened the original report looks to have been incorrect.

Whatever the case, Lind is at Triple-A and the Blue Jays owe him $5 million this season and $5 million next season, with a series of team options or buyouts beginning in 2014.

  1. proudlycanadian - May 24, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    Most rumors about the Jays that appear in the media are wrong. AA operates by stealth and reveals nothing to the media about upcoming player transactions. Furthermore, placing a player on waivers is supposed to be confidential. Any team official who correctly said that a player was placed on waivers would be breaking the rules of baseball. I assume that there is no rule preventing placing false rumors.

  2. proudlycanadian - May 24, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    I just looked at the original CBS report. CBS calls Danny Knobler a “Baseball Insider”. That just might be a case of false advertising.

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