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Adam Lind is ready to return from a fractured foot

Aug 12, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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Toronto is expected to activate designated hitter/first baseman Adam Lind from the disabled list tonight after he missed five weeks with a fractured right foot.

Lind was initially expected to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks, but he returns ahead of schedule and rejoins the lineup following just one minor-league rehab game. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons watched Lind take some swings in a simulated game Monday and came away convinced he was ready to play.

Prior to the injury Lind was having his second straight strong season following a three-year rough patch from 2010-2012, hitting a career-high .320 with an .878 OPS that ranks as the second-best mark of his career despite just four homers in 61 games.

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  1. proudlycanadian - Aug 12, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    He was supposed to play yesterday; however, he was not activated because the Jays needed a fresh arm in the pen yesterday.

  2. historiophiliac - Aug 12, 2014 at 1:34 PM

    That beard is kinda Chewbaca-esque. Ewww.

    • spezzdispenser - Aug 12, 2014 at 1:49 PM

      A friend told me Lind grew the beard so he’d get noticed by other teams, since he’s hitting free agency this year and wants to cash in. Not sure how true that is but it’s a fun theory.

      • spezzdispenser - Aug 12, 2014 at 1:51 PM

        But now that I’ve done a bit of homework looks like he’s signed for a few more years so I guess my friend has no idea what he’s talking about

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 12, 2014 at 2:13 PM

      He is left handed. Need I say more?

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