Sunday, October 21, 2012

Adam Lind May Be Part Of Farrell-Aviles Deal

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Since a manager cannot be dealt for a player, the Blue Jays have to send a player to Boston as part of the total compensation package. Toronto sportswriter Bob Elliott tweets that 1B/DH Adam Lind (see pic) may be headed to Fenway as part of the deal—with Mike Aviles already identified as the player headed north. Lind played in only 93 games in 2012, and has fallen out of favor among the Toronto brass. He is 29 years old and has a career batting average of .265 with 177 HRs over seven seasons. He never has fulfilled the potential the Blue Jays had hoped for, but is still a potent bat. He can take over first base for Boston, or become the new DH if the team fails to reach an agreement with David Ortiz.