The Yankees have trimmed their roster to 46 players after releasing 12-year veteran Adam Lind from his minor league contract. Lind signed with the team on March 2. Lind was released the same day Gleyber Torres and Kyle Higashioka were both signed to play in Triple-A Scranton on Tuesday.
In five Grapefruit league games with the Yankees, Lind went 3-15 with a .200 batting average. The 34-year-old had one run batted and no home runs in during his 11-day stint.
Lind is basically in same situation as Torres when it came to signing of Neil Walker to a one-year, $4M deal. Plus, the resurgence of Greg Bird at first base and the emergence of second baseman Tyler Wade makes it much more difficult for Lind to find a spot in the Yankees infield rotation.
Lind turns 35 in July and previously finished his first season with the Washington Nationals. He played 116 games and hit for an impressive .303 batting average. He had 81 hits, 47 strikeouts, 14 home runs, 14 doubles, 59 RBIs in 267 at-bats.
The free-agent market is hard for Lind after playing 12 MLB seasons with four different teams. He's played with three different teams in three seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners and Nationals. The veteran from Muncie, Indiana played his first nine years with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Lind's best season of his career came in 2009 where he batted .305 in 151 games. He hit a career-high 35 home runs and 114 RBIs. It's the only season in his career where he hit over 30 home runs and over 100 RBIs.
In his overall career, Lind has played 1,344 games and has 4,577 at-bats with 1,247 hits, 200 home runs, 723 RBIs at a .272 batting average.
It still remains unclear where Lind will land next.