Mr. Fantasy Freak
May 17, 2012
Adam Lind: Sent to Minors
Struggling first baseman Adam Lind was sent to the minors on Thursday. The 28-year-old was batting an abysmal .186, with 3 home runs and 11 RBI's. A career .280 hitter entering the season, Lind has just 22 hits in 118 at-bats as the regular first baseman this season. A guy with good power potential, he only had 9 extra base hits.
In a cooresponding move, the Bluee Jays selected the contract of 24-year-old Yam Gomes from Triple-A Las Vegas. Gomes batted .359, with 5 home runs and 22 RBI's for the 51's, of the Pacific Coast League. Gomes will be the first Brazilian-born player to ever reach the Major Leagues.
This is kind of a surprising move, with top catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud also with the Las Vegas 51's. Also, it arises many options for the Blue Jays manager, John Farrel. Maybe Edwin Encarnacion goes over to first ase, where he has played in the past? Then Gomes could DH. Or maybe J.P. Arencibia, also struggling, can slide to first and Gomez catch. This is all speculation, of course. There are many scenarios for this move. Stayed tuned to Mr.FantasyFreak.com for more on this story.