Adam Lind 1B/DH MIL 2 weeks ago

Lind will make his Cactus League debut at first base Wednesday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Lind, who's been suffering from some lower-back issues this spring, appears to have overcome the injury. However, Lind indicated it can resurface from time-to-time, so it's something to be wary of when considering him. He will bat cleanup for the Brewers on Thursday and is expected to play about three innings.

Adam Lind 1B/DH MIL 2 weeks ago

Lind (back) may play first base on Wednesday for the first time this spring, mlb.com's Adam McCalvy reports.

A lower-back issue from last season resurfaced a couple of weeks ago, limiting Lind to DH duties since he made his Cactus League debut last week. He's still expected to be available for Opening Day, as his ability to serve as designated hitter indicates the injury isn't too serious. Lind figures to hit in the middle of the lineup against right-handed pitchers, but his at-bats against southpaws may be few and far between.

Adam Lind 1B/DH MIL 2 weeks ago

Lind went 4-for-6 with a home run and two RBI while serving as the designated hitter in two spring games over the weekend.

Lind has seen just eight at-bats all spring due soreness in his lower back, but his showing over the weekend indicates he is feeling better. He is on track to see some action at first base this week, and will open the season as the Brewers' primary first baseman if he avoids any setbacks over the rest of spring training.

Adam Lind 1B/DH MIL 3 weeks ago

Lind (back) will DH for the Brewers on Wednesday, Tom Hardricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

While Lind will take a day off Friday after returning, he's expected to play again Saturday either as the designated hitter again or at first base. The Brewers will likely continue on a cautious route with him in spring training to avoid anything carrying over into the regular season.

Adam Lind 1B/DH MIL 3 weeks ago

Lind (back) will have his Cactus League debut pushed back to Thursday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Lind was scheduled to play Wednesday, but the Brewers decided not to work out prior to the game, and the team's medical staff wants Lind to do so before seeing game action. Lind's back injuries have slowed him early on, but he still has plenty of time to get ready for Opening Day if he can avoid any setbacks.

Adam Lind 1B/DH MIL 3 weeks ago

Lind (back) expects to make his Cactus League debut Wednesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

Lind's back issue from last season resurfaced last week while fielding grounders, but he's since reported that he's noticed improvement in his lower back. It's an encouraging sign that he expects to the lineup in the near future, but it will be important to monitor how it holds up after game action.

Adam Lind 1B/DH MIL 3 weeks ago

Lind's lower-back issue is improving and he hopes to make his spring training debut in the near future, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Lind's back issue is some cause for concern given a history of issues dating back to last season. While it appears the injury is subsiding, his return date isn't assured at this point, but it sounds like it could come at some point this week if everything goes well.

Adam Lind 1B/DH MIL 4 weeks ago

Lind's back issue resurfaced Tuesday while taking grounders, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. However, manager Ron Roenicke hopes it will only be a few days before he can return.

Lind suffered a back injury late in the 2014 campaign, and it's possible at hasn't completely subsided. The Brewers want him to get in as many reps against left-handed pitching as possible in spring training, but the issue will likely keep him off the field for at least a few days.

Adam Lind 1B/DH MIL 1 month ago

The Brewers want to see Lind face left-handed pitching this spring, mlb.com's Adam McCalvy reports.

It was generally assumed that the Brewers traded for Lind with a platoon in mind, and this doesn't really change the expectation. The team may see if there are any tweaks they can make, but it's hard to argue with Lind's hideous track record against southpaws. The 31-year-old produced excellent rate numbers in 2013 and 2014, but between injuries and his inability to hit lefties, Lind doesn't have a high ceiling for plate appearances.

Adam Lind 1B/DH MIL 5 months ago

Lind was traded from Toronto to Milwaukee on Saturday in exchange for Marco Estrada, Blue Jays' announcer Mike Wilner reports.

The Blue Jays had just picked up Lind's $7.5 million option for 2015, so the Brewers may only have him for one season, but it definitely fills a significant hole at first base in the short term. Milwaukee will need to pair Lind with a platoon partner, as he really should only face righties, whom he slashed .354/.409/.533 against in 2014. This doesn't have a major impact on Lind's fantasy value, as he would have had a major role as the Blue Jays' DH in 2015, but it makes the Brewers' lineup against right-handed pitching noticeably better for the upcoming season.