The Yankees have brought back veteran Adam Lind on a Minor League deal. He will report to the team’s Player Development Complex in Tampa on Thursday for extended spring training.
The 34-year-old was with the Yankees during spring training, hitting .200 with one RBI in five games before being released on March 14.
Source confirms: Yankees have finalized a new minor-league deal with Adam Lind.
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The team has been getting little to no production out of first base so far this season. Greg Bird has yet to suit up, Neil Walker is hitting .173, and Tyler Austin (.262) will be appealing a five game suspension starting Thursday. Lind brings a veteran presence and some stability to a position which appears to be a black hole for the Bombers.
As a bench player for the Nationals last season, Lind hit .303/.362/.513 with 14 homers and 59 RBI across 116 games. He had a .980 fielding percentage and committed five errors in 39 games at first.