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Blue Jays activate Adam Lind from the disabled list

May 8, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

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Blue Jays first baseman/designated hitter Adam Lind is off the disabled list after missing the past three weeks with a back injury.

Lind spent four games rehabbing in the minors at Single-A, going 4-for-14. Prior to the injury he was off to a strong start, hitting .324 with a .965 OPS in 13 games to build on a bounceback 2013 season that saw him crack a .750 OPS for the first time since 2009.

In his absence the Blue Jays have used an assortment of designated hitters, led by Juan Francisco, and their recent five-game interleague road series was good timing with Lind out of action.

  1. thetoolsofignorance - May 8, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    bad back, huh? I feel for him. I hope someone advises him to hang upside down for about 10 minutes each day. And have a big strong teammate standing by in case you suddenly discover you can’t reach your feet to get yourself off the bar. Its either that or call the fire department when your wife isn’t strong enough to help you. I strongly suggest the teammate for this. Firemen are nice young men. Very pleasant and genuinely concerned for people. but even they will giggle helplessly when they have to help you down from your chin up bar that you are hanging from by your gravity boots. Also they have much better things to do that rescue otherwise healthy people from their exercise equipment. Teammates will probably giggle too but they haven’t anything better to be doing.

    • stlouis1baseball - May 9, 2014 at 3:41 PM

      Wow. That had to be incredibly embarrassing.

  2. proudlycanadian - May 8, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Lind will probably continue to alternate with Encarnacion between 1B and DH. Juan Francisco has shown that he deserves regular at bats due to his power. Once Lawrie gets healthy, expect Lawrie to start most games at second base with Francisco playing third. Lawrie would replace Francisco at third late in games. The Jays now have the framework for a team that will score a lot of runs.

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 8, 2014 at 5:37 PM

      Sure they could likely win more games that way, but Lawrie has declared that he is a 3B only, not a 2B/3B (despite playing 2B most of his professional career).

      • nbjays - May 8, 2014 at 5:40 PM

        He can declare what he wants, but if John Gibbons pencils him in at second base, that’s where he’ll play.

      • proudlycanadian - May 8, 2014 at 5:44 PM

        Lawrie plated second base in 2 NL parks this month. He was very good in the field and hit well.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 8, 2014 at 5:55 PM

        …but whined about it to the press afterward. I don’t doubt his ability. I question his willingness to be flexible. Or at least his willingness to be flexible without whining about it.

      • proudlycanadian - May 8, 2014 at 6:26 PM

        Doesn’t matter. He loves to play baseball and will play where the manager tells him.

      • canadiansportsfan77 - May 8, 2014 at 6:19 PM

        Lawrie was not strong at 2B last yr in that mess of an experiment. Keep him at 3rd, he is much more valuable to the team at the hot corner. He has more range and a better arm then Francisco.

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