Updates from Friday, July 11
The Blue Jays' official Twitter feed has bad news regarding Lind's foot:
Sportsnet's Shi Davidi has an update on Lind:
#BlueJays say Adam Lind expected to return to action from foot fracture in 2-3 weeks after exam with Dr. Robert Anderson.— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) July 11, 2014
It was bad enough news for the Toronto Blue Jays when Edwin Encarnacion went to the disabled list with a strained right quadriceps, but Shi Davidi of Sportsnet updated fans with even more disappointment Wednesday regarding Adam Lind:
Adam Lind has fracture in foot. Initial assessment is out 6-8 week. Seeking second opinion, hoping for more optimistic diagnosis— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) July 9, 2014
Lind has been a productive member of the Blue Jays lineup all season and sports a .320 batting average with four home runs and 27 RBI. Now that he is going to miss significant time, Toronto’s lineup has two gaping holes in it going forward.
Lind: "My mom wanted me to get an MRI,which I hadn't had yet, because it wasn't getting any better. So I asked for an MRI and it showed up."— Gregor Chisholm (@gregorMLB) July 10, 2014
Scott MacArthur of TSN provided something of a potential silver lining to the situation:
It will certainly be interesting to see if the Blue Jays make any moves to compensate for this recent attrition as the trade deadline approaches, because they have a serious chance to win the American League East.
Losing Lind certainly hurts the Jays' chances at reaching the postseason, but it may just spur them to make a move. Stay tuned for more updates as they develop.