Blue Jays first baseman/designated hitter Adam Lind is under team control through 2016, but it sounds like he may not be long for Toronto.
Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun talked to an unnamed “executive” source who says “the Blue Jays are getting a lot of interest on Lind and not just from American League teams.”
Lind had a horrible three-season run from 2010-2012, at one point passing through waivers unclaimed because no other team wanted the rest of his contract, but the 31-year-old bounced back to hit .301 with 29 homers and an .856 OPS in 239 games during the past two seasons.
That includes a .321 batting average this year, although as usual Lind struggled mightily against left-handed pitching and was mostly platooned. Platoon first basemen/designated hitters aren’t exactly hot commodities, but with team options for $7.5 million in 2015 and $8 million in 2016 he’d fit in plenty of lineups.