Adam Lind “at least 10 days away” from rejoining Blue Jays

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Adam Lind has been out since May 8 with a back injury and manager John Farrell said this afternoon that he’s “at least 10 days away” from possibly coming off the disabled list.

Lind is eligible to be activated Monday, but Farrell’s comments to John Lott of the National Post indicate that he may not be back until June.

David Cooper initially got a chance to replace Lind at first base, but the Blue Jays optioned him back to Triple-A and Edwin Encarnacion has been the primary starter there recently. Farrell indicated that Juan Rivera may also see some action at first base.

Lind, who struggled last season following a breakout 2009, was hitting .313 with seven homers and an .858 OPS in 32 games before the injury.

Brandon Crawford homers off brother-in-law Gerrit Cole

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You can’t pick your family and no one knows that better than Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford. His sister Amy married Astros starter Gerrit Cole in November 2016, so the two players are brothers-in-law.

The two players have matched up against each other 18 times in the past, as Cole spent his first five seasons in the National League with the Pirates. Cole often won that battle, holding Crawford to four hits — all singles — in 18 plate appearances.

Crawford finally got the better of Cole on Tuesday night, hitting a line drive into the appropriately-named Crawford Boxes at Minute Maid Park for a two-run home run, cutting the Astros’ lead to 5-2.