Brewers exercise $8 million option on 1B Adam Lind

Tuesday November 3rd, 2015

The Milwaukee Brewers have exercised an $8 million option on first baseman Adam Lind, reports Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Lind finished the 2015 season with a .277 batting average, 20 home runs and 87 RBIs.

Lind, 32, will play his second season with the Brewers after spending the first nine years of his career as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. The Brewers acquired Lind in a trade last November in exchange for Marco Estrada.

Lind has a career batting average of .274 with 166 home runs and 606 RBIs.

The Brewers have used Lind as a permanent solution to the first base void left by Prince Fielder’s departure at the end of the 2011 season. Before Lind’s arrival, Alex Gonzalez, Juan Francisco and Yuniesky Betancourt had seen time at first base.

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