The Mariners are close to acquiring Adam Lind

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Jon Morosi and/or Ken Rosenthal (two different people whose reports often get conflated this time of year) reports that the Mariners are close to acquiring Adam Lind from the Brewers.

It’s not yet clear what the Brewers are getting back, but they are in rebuilding mode so it follows that it would be a minor leaguer or two. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel notes that earlier in the week that there was some speculation that first baseman/third baseman D.J. Peterson might be involved. That’s nothing particularly sexy, but Peterson could be a place holder for Milwaukee as they rebuild.

As for Lind: he’s 32 and is coming off a year in which he hit .277/.360./460 with 20 homers and 87 runs driven in. Over his last three years he’s hit .291/.364/.478 for Toronto and Milwaukee.