Blue Jays Outright Adam Lind To Triple-A

The Blue Jays announced that they outrighted first baseman Adam Lind to Triple-A, removing him from the 40-man roster. They selected the contract of right-hander Robert Coello and optioned left-hander Aaron Laffey to Triple-A in related moves.

It appears that recent reports about Lind's presence on outright waivers were accurate. The 28-year-old posted a .586 OPS in 132 plate appearances with the Blue Jays before being optioned to Triple-A, where he has a 1.112 OPS in 53 plate appearances at Las Vegas. Lind is set to earn $5MM in 2013. The Blue Jays have a $7MM option for 2014 ($2MM buyout) that probably won't be exercised.


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34 Comments on "Blue Jays Outright Adam Lind To Triple-A"


3 years 2 months ago

Didn’t this all ready happen?

themadman0307
3 years 2 months ago

Phils need some lefty pop, especially in the outfield…

Runtime
3 years 2 months ago

ouch

3 years 2 months ago

I hope this means Vlad is going to come up soon. 

kevinfoley46
3 years 2 months ago

I think there’s something else here. They’ve had more patience with worse players. i mean he hit .311 and 9 HRs in June last year.

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 2 months ago

So he had one good month in the last 8. Weeeeee.

3 years 2 months ago

I have no idea what is going on here. Why the big production to waive him?
However, I am still very much interested and can’t believe they have given up on this guy.

vilifyingforce
3 years 2 months ago

 What production?

Guest
3 years 2 months ago

Weird move. Anyway, seems like a good fit for the Indians with Hafner out. Or the Orioles — wouldn’t he be an upgrade over Nick Johnson at DH? Lind is crushing the ball in AAA, although, yeah, it’s Vegas.

3 years 2 months ago

I’m not sure how this all works but I believe he has already cleared waivers if he has been dropped off the 40 man (actually I’m certain of that). So I believe he is still Jays property again and if a team wanted him they would have to get him in trade….but of course, if a team wanted him they probably would have grabbed him off waivers….unless of course the Jays are willing to eat salary in a trade.

Dev0
3 years 2 months ago

He likely needs a change of league to succeed.

Runtime
3 years 2 months ago

I’d rather see Cooper than Lind, to be honest.

kevinfoley46
3 years 2 months ago

oh yeah? cool man.

Runtime
3 years 2 months ago

I understand you want to be an internet tough guy… but what I’m saying comepletely relevent to our discussion here. I don’t appreciate the sarcasm.

Cooper is a Blue Jays 1B prospect that won the PCL Batting Title last year.

HerbertAnchovy
3 years 2 months ago

 Come on, you’re probably just jealous you can’t rock a hat like Kevin here.

I also agree with you that I would also rather give Cooper a shot at this point.

Lunchbox45
3 years 2 months ago

you know who else won a batting title for the jays in the pcl.. randy ruiz.

and look how far he’s come..

Cooper is a poor mans lyle overbay.. I agree that he currently might be a better option than lind, but its close. and after how bad lind has been thats scary.

reality is neither are long term options.

Runtime
3 years 2 months ago

Didn’t Ruiz have one good season with the Jays?

Lunchbox45
3 years 2 months ago

 he had one strong September, thats about it

3 years 2 months ago

Not to be disrespectful but David Cooper is a worse Overbay without the glove. He doesn’t have enough power to play first or DH.

vilifyingforce
3 years 2 months ago

 He’s Overbay without the power or glove.

Lunchbox45
3 years 2 months ago

jays didnt really get to see overbay with the power, he was never the same after that wrist injury 

vilifyingforce
3 years 2 months ago

Overbay had his best season as a Jay, power or otherwise. And he still clubbed 20 homers in his final season as a Jay. I’d be surprised if Cooper ever cracks 20.

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 2 months ago

Sooooo..  he’s not really like Overbay then?

vilifyingforce
3 years 2 months ago

No way. Cooper is a first baseman who is a much worse fielder then Lind with very little power. Let Gomes play first if a younger guy is getting a shot.

edit: that was directed at HerbertAnchovy/Chris Gordon. #Disqusfail

Runtime
3 years 2 months ago

I don’t know… give him a chance. Nobody thought anything of EE or Jose Bautista when the Jays aquired them.

vilifyingforce
3 years 2 months ago

EE was an enigma wrapped in a mystery. He was full of potential just couldn’t put it together and iirc Bautista put on some serious shows during bullpen blasting balls all over the park. Copper has never been know. For his power, ever, now he could develop it but I’d be a lot happier seeing him develop it in the minors.

Braydon Gervais
3 years 2 months ago

Honestly I’m a bit confused as to why David Cooper is getting all this hate…the kid is still young. He’s still a first rounder. He’s still a prospect. 

I think the problem here is a majority of baseball fans still expect that a first basemen has to be a guy who hits 30+ home runs….which really isn’t the case. If Cooper can hit .300 and drive in runs, I don’t care if he doesn’t break into the double digits in home runs production is production. He also doesn’t strike out. The last year and half in the minors he’s walked more than he’s struck out. That’s always a good trait. All the coaches in AAA and all throughout the minors rave about his ability to drive in runs. Give the kid a chance. 

As for Lind, I think it is time to move on. He needs a change and so does the organization. It’s like Rios…the team invested in him, he hasn’t panned out. If the team can find someone to take the contract then great. If not, they have Cooper, Gomes, and Encarnacion.  

vilifyingforce
3 years 2 months ago

I don’t care what round he was taken. It’s not that he has no power, he’s also very poor in the field from all reports. To overcome both of these he really needs to carry a 400 OBP to make up for it and I think that’s a very high rate for Coop to maintain. It could happen, just not likely.

Lunchbox45
3 years 2 months ago

defensively he’s not poor at all. not sure where you got that from

the reality is that 1B should be a slugging position and he doesn’t have it and its not going to all of a sudden develop.

 

vilifyingforce
3 years 2 months ago

Every single scouting report ever written about the guy.

johnrhee
3 years 2 months ago

Lind may be a liable option for the Seattle Mariners as a backup first baseman/DH to give Jesus Montero/Justin Smoak a day off or so. He can help the team to win games against tougher opponents that the team was lacking during the early part of the season. M’s will contend for the playoffs this season if the team acquires Lind from the Blue Jays after not making post-season for quite of few years now. He may benefit playing at Safeco Field.

johnsilver
3 years 2 months ago

Throw a FB 88mph and a load of rubbish.. Remember him as a Sox retread… He generally puts up decent AAA numbers.. But that’s as far as the decent numbers go…

vilifyingforce
3 years 2 months ago

 88-90mph FB, but, seemingly a low 70’s curveball and a high 70’s change. That’s some huge speed separation. He’s likely to be 8th man in the bullpen and fwiw he has better numbers in AAA then Laffey.

johnsilver
3 years 2 months ago

 Was close 😉 Remembered he always looked interesting when they had him and he seemed to put up decent numbers, but they didn’t translate. Thought he got more than 5IP back in 2010 for the Sox.. But guess not after looking it up..