Latest Update Adam Lind (foot) hit in a simulate game Mon Jul, 28, 09:25 PM
A natural hitter with a sweet, lefty swing and a superb batting eye, he sprays the ball all over the field, piling up doubles, home runs and RBI while also batting for average.
Flaws: : Lacks mobility, which limits him defensively and on the bases. Strikes out his fair share as well. Can go into prolonged hitting slumps.
Lind suffered a non-displaced fracture in his foot just a few days after Encarnacion strained his right quadricep. The Blue Jays appear to have recovered some from the rash of injuries. Should they cap off Monday night with a win -- they're currently up 13-1 with runners on base of the writing of this blurb -- they will have won 8 of their last 10 games. That's to say, they've seemingly found their groove without two of their better hitters, and may not rush them back in order to make a strong push for the division in August and September. Look for Lind to return this weekend or early next week. Analyst: Spencer Silva
While the Jays are being optimistic here, fantasy owners will want to remember that the original time estimate put on Lind's recovery was six-to-eight weeks. That was reduced, but it's not like we've seen such major progress from Lind that we can expect him to return so quickly and hit well. It's a wait-and-see approach with him here as he might not be at 100-percent even when activated.Analyst: Howard Bender
Lind is expected to return in about two week's time. His original prognosis was six-to-eight weeks but it was shortened to three. Continue to monitor his progress as the jays will be anxious to get his bat back in their DH slot.Analyst: Howard Bender
Lind's estimated time of recovery from the foot injury was reduced to 2-to-3 weeks right before the All Star break, so heading for a rehab stint next week puts him right on schedule. How many games he'll need in the minors will be determined then, so expect him to still be almost two weeks away from now.Analyst: Howard Bender