The Toronto Blue Jays' patience for Adam Lind to snap out of his hitting slump finally ran out Thursday as the 28-year-old first baseman was optioned to Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League. His roster spot with Toronto will be filled by Yan Gomes, who would become the first Brazilian-born player to appear in a major-league game. Lind, 28, is batting .186 (22-118) this season with six doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI in 34 games. The 6-2, 212-pound left-handed hitter has 14 walks, 24 strikeouts and an on-base plus slugging percentage of .586.
Jays demote struggling Lind
Toronto Sun | May 17