Adam Lind's status with Blue Jays up in air
Slugger sent to minors is reported to be on outright waivers
Adam Lind’s future with the Toronto Blue Jays’ organization seems up in the air.
The first baseman was sent to AAA Las Vegas on Thursday night, but reports in numerous media on Saturday suggested he had been outrighted, meaning he can be picked up by any other club willing to assume his $5 million US contract for this and one more year.
A Jays official said Sunday "it’s a confidential process" and the club would not have any comment on the situation. Lind, a former Silver Slugger winner, struggled out of the gate with Toronto this season, hitting .186 with three home runs and 11 runs batted in, mostly out of the four spot in the lineup.
His best year came in 2009, one that featured 35 round trippers and 114 RBIs.
Other roster moves may be coming on Monday when Brett Lawrie returns from a four-game suspension.
Lind’s spot on the roster was taken by Yan Gomes, who has three hits in eight at-bats.