Lind placed on waiversCould be off Jays roster by Sunday
By BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency
|One day after demoting him to triple-A Las Vegas, the Blue Jays have placed Adam Lind on waivers. (JACK BOLAND/QMI Agency file photo)
TORONTO - How far has Adam Lindís star fallen?
The Blue Jays placed the first baseman on outright waivers Friday afternoon, one day after demoting him to triple-A Las Vegas.
Another club can obtain Lind and what remains on his contract for $20,000 US.
The San Francisco Giants are one team looking for help at first base.
However, itís doubtful a club will pick up Lindís contract. He is schedule to earn $5 million this season, plus $5 million for 2013. He had a $7-million contract for 2014, of which $2 million is guaranteed.
The Jays could remove him from the 40-man roster as early as Sunday.
Lind is scheduled to make his debut at Vegas on Sunday. The first baseman could refuse to play for Vegas but then he would not be paid.
Both general manager Alex Anthopoulos and manager John Farrell hinted on Thursday, when Brett Lawrie dropped his appeal of a four-game suspension there would be more than one move when Lawrie returns to action Monday.
The Jays said when Lind was demoted that they hoped it was a 10-day tune up as Edwin Encarnacionís quick trip to triple-A in 2010.
Lind was hitting .186 with three homers and 11 RBIs in 34 games with a .586 OPS.