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Adam Lind to Mariners: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistDecember 9, 2015

Milwaukee Brewers' Adam Lind runs home after hitting a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Josh Smith in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Cincinnati. The Brewers won 7-3. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
John Minchillo/Associated Press

After being traded to the Milwaukee Brewers before the 2015 season, the Brewers announced they have traded slugger Adam Lind to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for pitching prospects Daniel Missaki, Carlos Herrera and Freddy Peralta on Wednesday. 

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports was the first to report the deal. 

The 32-year-old is fresh off a resurgent season that saw him hit .277 with 20 home runs and 87 RBI with the Brewers in 149 games. It was a major bounce back for a player who hit just six homers and 40 RBI in 96 games with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2014, and the Brewers named him the team's top newcomer in their postseason awards.

While Lind isn't the player who hit .305 with 35 home runs and 114 RBI in 2009 with Toronto—he's never hit over 30 home runs or 100 RBI since—he's a solid veteran presence at first base who hits for a decent average and will knock in runs.

He also came at less of a cost than many of the other sluggers on the market, so the Mariners were able to improve without selling the proverbial farm to do so. Lind is hardly a transformative talent, but he's the sort of solid option in the middle of a lineup that every contending team needs.

And the Mariners could certainly use more pop in the lineup to complement Nelson Cruz, Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager, making the trade for Lind a solid one for the team.

 

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