Following their victory Monday, the Blue Jays decided to bite the bullet and placed 1B Adam Lind on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 8. Lind hasn't played since May 7, when he left the game in the sixth inning with lower back pain.

Replacing Lind on the roster will be OF Eric Thames, who was impressive in spring training and is hitting .342 with six homers and 30 RBIs in 36 games at triple-A Las Vegas. To make room on the 40-man roster with the promotion of Thames, the Jays designated injured RHP Rob Ray for assignment.

"It's responding, yet he still doesn't feel completely confident when it comes to making the plays defensively at first," manager John Farrell said of Lind. "He feels like once he gets in an outstretched position, the stability in his core is not quite there yet. We felt like he needs another three to five days to further strength that and let the back continue to settle down. We can't go at this day-to-day for that length of time."

Lind will now go to Dunedin and continue his rehab.