Blue Jays first baseman/designated hitter Adam Lind got some bad news Wednesday, as he has a broken right foot and is facing a six-to-eight week absence, reporters were told after a Toronto loss to the Angels (via Shi Davidi and Scott MacArthur).
Lind, 30, didn't play Tuesday or Wednesday with what was initially thought a bruised foot. In fact, it had been bothering him for quite a bit. Apparently mother knows best, because ...
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
Lind was in the middle of a very solid season, too, as he is hitting .320/.389/.878 (139 OPS+) with 16 doubles, four homers and 27 RBI in 61 games. The Blue Jays have club options for both the 2015 and 2016 seasons on his current deal, so it's possible he'll hit free agency.
So, assuming a second opinion doesn't clear Lind to play, he'll join Edwin Encarnacion and Brett Lawrie on the DL. That leaves right fielder Jose Bautista as the everyday first baseman while newly-acquired Nolan Reimold mans right field and probably a rotating DH.