Lind, who was seen walking gingerly after the game, was pulled from last night’s frigid affair in Minnesota after the sixth inning. He explained that the tightness occurred in the fourth inning when he was running to second base.
“I was just running to second base after my walk and it just grabbed.”
Lind missed time in 2011 and 2012 with back issues and, interestingly enough, Jays’ GM Alex Anthopoulos shared in an interview on the Grantland Jonah Keri podcast that the turf at Rogers Centre seems to affect back issues more than anything else, at least according to his players.
It’s not yet known how much time Lind will miss or if he will need to hit the DL. Right now he’s considered day-to-day but as per this tweet from Gregor Chisholm of BlueJays.com, Lind doesn’t exactly sound optimistic.
Lind on his back injury: "I hope I feel better tomorrow, but that would be a miracle." #BlueJays
— Gregor Chisholm (@gregorMLB) April 16, 2014
Lind is batting .324/.465/.500 with more walks than strikeouts and a 172 wRC+ so far in 2014. He’s a monster against right-handed pitching and if he ends up missing time it would be a significant blow to the Blue Jays.