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Yankees sign Adam Lind to a minor league deal


The New York Yankees have announced that they have signed Adam Lind to a minor league deal.

Lind, 34, hit .303/.362/.513 with 14 home runs and 59 RBI in 301 plate appearances for the Nationals last season, serving as a pinch-hitter and backup first baseman and outfielder.

It’s rather crazy that a guy with that kind of line, even at his age, has to settle for a minor league deal, but such is the way of the world these days. Especially if you’re a platoon guy with little defensive value.

Daniel Murphy will miss the start of the season

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Daniel Murphy said today that he will not be ready for Opening Day and will start the year on the disabled list.

Murphy had microfracture knee surgery last October. While he has been able to take batting practice and field ground balls, his lateral movement is still limited. In his absence — which is not expected to last past mid-April or so — Howie Kendrick will get the bulk of the playing time at second base.

Murphy hit .322/.384/.543, smacked 23 homers and knocked in 93 RBI in 2017.