Blue Jays place Adam Lind on DL
By Mike Rutsey ,QMI Agency
|Toronto Blue Jays Adam Lind hits a double against the Kansas City Royals during the third inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto, July 4, 2012. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
SEATTLE - Back woes have once again torpedoed Adam Lind.
On Monday, the Blue Jays placed Lind, their first baseman/designated hitter, on the 15-day disabled list due to a mild back sprain. The move is backdated to last Thursday.
It marks the second time in Lindís career that he has been on the DL because of back pain.
Last season a similar ailment placed him on the DL from May 17-June 3. Following the injury, Lind changed his off-field training to include exercises that would strengthen the back area.
Now it has resurfaced again.
Lind, 29, has appeared in 24 games for the Jays since being recalled from triple-A Las Vegas and in that time has batted .288 with five home runs and 16 RBIs.
To take Lindís place on the roster, the Jays have recalled first baseman David Cooper from Las Vegas.
In an earlier stint with the Jays this season, Cooper hit .292 in 24 games with two homers and six RBIs.
Lind became the 14th player the Blue Jays have been forced to place on the DL this season. He now joins fellow position players J.P. Arencibia (catcher) and Jose Bautista (right fielder) on the sidelines.