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Former Blue Jays who will be eligible for the 2023 Hall of Fame Ballot

TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 29: Adam Lind #26 of the Toronto Blue Jays bats during MLB game action against the Chicago White Sox on June 29, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 29: Adam Lind #26 of the Toronto Blue Jays bats during MLB game action against the Chicago White Sox on June 29, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 14: Adam Lind #26 of the Toronto Blue Jays bats against the Tampa Bay Rays during MLB action at the Rogers Centre September 14, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images) /

Adam Lind

Originally drafted by the Blue Jays in the third round of the 2004 MLB Draft, slugger Adam Lind spent nine seasons with the franchise spanning from 2006 to 2014.

With the Jays, Lind amassed a .273/.327/.466 slash line with a .794 OPS through 3407 at-bats, collecting 519 RBI and 146 home runs, currently ranked ninth on the franchise leaderboards. His best season with the club came in 2009, where he finished with a .305 batting average and a .932 OPS while appearing in a career-high 151 games with 35 home runs, finishing the season as the AL Silver Slugger Award winner for the designated hitter position. He also is ranked 10th in franchise history when it comes to extra-base hits with 354.

During the 2014/2015 offseason, Lind was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for starting pitcher Marco Estrada and spent three more seasons in the Majors. After the Jays, Lind played one season with the Brewers and then had quick stops with the Seattle Mariners, Washington Nationals, and a minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox in 2018 but did not see any action in the big leagues that season. Following his release from the Red Sox late in 2018, Lind never formally retired but he never played again.

One of the longest-tenured Blue Jays to be eligible for the 2023 Hall of Fame, the likelihood of him getting the call to Cooperstown is very slim if he does make it onto the ballot.

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