Adam Lind Injury: Updates on Blue Jays DH's Foot and Return

Scott PolacekFeatured ColumnistJuly 9, 2014

USA Today

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:

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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:

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.

Surprisingly enough, it was actually Lind's mother who got the ball rolling on the diagnosis of this injury, via Gregor Chisholm of

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. 

Carlos Osorio/Associated Press

The typically dominant Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees have struggled this season, so the Blue Jays find themselves in second place within striking distance of the Baltimore Orioles.

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.