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Yankees release Adam Lind from Minor League contract


The Yankees announced on Wednesday that they have released veteran INF/OF Adam Lind from his Minor League deal. Lind was vying for the opportunity to backup Greg Bird at first base.

Lind appeared in five games for the Yankees this spring and collected three hits in 15 at-bats. The 12-year vet will now have the opportunity to find a new home in 2018 and perhaps see more action than he would have with the Yankees this season. Lind’s best years were with the Blue Jays, and his best season came in 2009 when he hit .305 with 35 home runs and 114 RBIs.

Tyler Austin will now have the spotlight on him as he attempts to secure the role Lind was auditioning for. Austin is currently batting .208 this spring but has hit three home runs, including a walk-off two-run shot on March 2nd.

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