Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Sox Sign 1B/OF/DH Adam Lind To Minor-League Contract For Roster Depth

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He's already been released by The Evil Ones twice this season. That's reason enough for the Red Sox to sign 34-year-old 1B/OF/DH Adam Lind to a minor-league pact. Lind will turn 35 on July 17th.  After the release of Hanley Ramirez, there was some concern about roster and organizational depth at the spots Lind can fill—so the deal makes some sense. Last season, playing for the Nationals, Lind hit .303 with a .362 OBP and an impressive .513 slugging percentage. He clouted 14 home runs in just 116 games for Washington. Over his 12-year career, Lind is a .272 hitter with exactly 200 home runs and a .795 OPS. His best season was 2009, when as a Blue Jay, he hit .305 with 35 home runs and 114 RBIs. He finished 15th in the AL MVP voting that year.