Adam Lind
1B/DH WSH
5 days ago

Lind says his struggles at the plate last season came from stubbornly trying to pull the ball through infield shifts rather than going the other way, The Washington Post reports. "He said he's gotten a little pull happy so perhaps we can get him back to the center of the field, the big part of the ballpark," Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Friday.

EDGE Analysis

While Lind did pop 20 or more home runs in 2016 for the sixth time in his career, he also slashed .239/.286/.431 while pulling the ball 39.5 percent of the time, a far cry from his 2014 performance when he hit .321/.381/.479 with a pull rate of just 31.4 percent. Ryan Zimmerman remains the Nats' starter at first base, but his own health issues and declining offense make him far from a sure thing. If Lind can get back to his 2014 form at the plate, he could force his way into a much larger role.

Adam Lind
1B/DH WSH
1 week ago

Lind agreed to a contract with the Nationals on Monday pending a physical, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

There were earlier reports speculating a deal, and it seems that the reports became true sooner than expected. With this deal, Lind will likely head into spring training with the hopes of providing depth for the Nationals at first base and in the corner outfield spots. He'll likely need to outperform Clint Robinson during spring training to completely claim the spot, but Lind seems to be in line to be a solid lefty bat off of Washington's bench.

Adam Lind
1B/DH WSH
1 week ago

Lind is nearing a contract agreement with the Nationals, Jim Bowden of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran first baseman was dealt to the Mariners last year after a productive season in Milwaukee, although a disappointing season in Seattle has sapped the market of any interest for his services. If this deal goes through, Lind would likely compete with Clint Robinson for a spot as Ryan Zimmerman's backup at first base, although it would take a lot for Lind to regain his standing as a fantasy-relevant first baseman.

Adam Lind
1B/DH WSH
5 months ago

Lind is not in Sunday's lineup against the A's, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dae-Ho Lee will start at first bast while Lind gets the day off. Although he's hitting just .239/.286/.431 for the year, Lind has seen his production at the plate increase recently. Over the last 30 games, he's put up a .288/.382/.441 line.

Adam Lind
1B/DH WSH
5 months ago

Lind had two hits, including a double, in a loss to the A's on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Lind finished a disappointing year hitting .315 in his last 15 games with two homers, three doubles and eight walks in that span. He's given the M's enough power with 20 home runs, but after hitting .291 last season and .354 in 2014 against right-handers, he's struggled this year, batting .239/.287/.442 against righties. One a one-year deal, he likely won't be back with the Mariners next season.

Adam Lind
1B/DH WSH
5 months ago

Lind (finger) is in the lineup for Monday's game against Toronto, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lind missed five games with a finger injury before he returned to the lineup Sunday against Houston. He went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts in that game and has been disappointing on the whole this season, with a .233/.279/.440 batting line. Expect him to play a bench role when the Mariners face left-handed pitching down the stretch.

Adam Lind
1B/DH WSH
5 months ago

Lind (finger), who has missed the last five games, hopes to play Monday, the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lind took batting practice for the second straight day Saturday to test his sprained right index finger and felt improvement. Friday's session didn't go well, but he was able to finish Saturday's session.

Adam Lind
1B/DH WSH
5 months ago

Lind (finger) took part in a batting-practice session Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Lind tried to hit Friday, but it didn't go as well as he had hoped, so he tried again Saturday with much better results. The first baseman remains day-to-day, according to manager Scott Servais, Dae-Ho Lee started at first base Saturday.

Adam Lind
1B/DH WSH
5 months ago

Lind took some soft-toss swings Wednesday and still felt pain in his sprained right finger, the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lind hasn't played since suffering the injury Sunday. He was expected to be out 3-4 days, but it could take longer for him to get healthy. "It's still really sore," manager Scott Servais said. "It's the vibration from the ball (hitting the bat) and it was only get flipped in there. It's going to be a few days yet. It's when you don't hit a ball just right, when you get it off the end or something like that. It's going to take a while. It's still got a bunch of swelling in there."

Adam Lind
1B/DH WSH
5 months ago

Lind (finger) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Dan Vogelbach will get another start at first base Wednesday with Lind still sidelined with a swollen finger that is preventing him from getting a proper grip on a bat. The Mariners are off Thursday, so the next time Lind can be expected to return will be for the series opener against the Astros on Friday.