Adam Lind dealing with back tightness for Toronto Blue Jays


Apr 15, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Adam Lind hits a single in the sixth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

According to Mike Rutsey of the Toronto Sun, Toronto Blue Jays 1B/DH Adam Lind is dealing with back issues yet again.

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, Lind doesn’t exactly sound optimistic.

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.

In other injury news, shortstop Jose Reyes is set to return to the Blue Jays on Friday versus the Cleveland Indians.