Milwaukee Brewers Exercise Club Option On Adam Lind

The Milwaukee Brewers have exercised their club option for the 2016 season on first baseman Adam Lind, according to a club announcement made on Tuesday afternoon.

Lind was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays back in November 2014 with RHP Marco Estrada heading North in return.

Lind is set to earn a total of eight million dollars over the course of 2016. 

This was a rather predictable move for the club as Lind got off to a hot start in Milwaukee having hit .291/.364/.478 slash in 1,411 plate appearances during the 2015 season.

It is very possible that the 32 year old veteran could become a trade candidate as his name has been tossed around as a either a first baseman or designated hitter option for teams of which are not looking to make a long-term commitment. 

Lind is known to be one who absolutely crushes when facing right-handers with a slash line of .293/.354/.509 as opposed to lefty’s where he has struggled to post a .213/.259/.327.

Since coming over from Toronto, Adam has posted a slash line of .277/.360/.460 over 572 plate appearances, along with 20 home runs and 87 runs batted in over the course of 149 games played.

Prior to the trade during the 2014 offseason, Lind hit .321/.381/.479 with six home runs and 40 runs batted having made over 318 plate appearances in a season of which was cut short due to an injury to the in which he suffered in middle of the 2013 season.

Over the course of his 10 year playing career, Lind hit .274/.332/.466 with 166 home runs and 606 runs batted in over 4298 plate appearances in 1102 total games played. Adam was awarded the AL Silver Slugger award back in 2009.

On the other hand of the trade, Estrada, the 32 year old right-hander pitched with a 3.13 ERA this past season having given up 67 runs on 134 hits, 24 of those being home runs. Going back one more to 2014, Estrada pitched with a 4.36 ERA having given up 77 runs on 137 hits, 29 of those being home runs before becoming the newest addition to the Blue Jays after being named as the exchange piece in the deal. 

For his career, Estrada owns a 3.95 ERA with a record of 36-34 having given up 339 runs on 629 hits, 109 being home runs alongside a total of 722.0 innings pitched and 639 strikeouts.