Yankees Release Adam Lind, Mets Not Interested

Matt Ehalt of The Record reports that the Mets are not considering signing Adam Lind. He says the Mets also passed on the first baseman when he was still searching for a major-league deal.

Original Post- 12:14 p.m.

According to the team’s public relations department, the New York Yankees have released veteran utility player Adam Lind from his minor league contract, making him a free-agent once again.

The 34-year-old first-baseman by trade spent last season with the Washington Nationals, playing in 116 games between first base and left field.  Over 267 at-bats last year, Lind slashed .303/.362/.513 with 14 home runs and 59 RBI.

His 123 OPS+ last season was the fourth-highest mark of his 12-year career. A career .272/.330/.465 hitter, Lind had his most success with the Toronto Blue Jays from 2006-2014 (.273/.327/.466, 146 home runs, 519 RBI, 196 doubles).

His name was floated as a possible target of the New York Mets earlier in the offseason, but nothing materialized. However, with Adrian Gonzalez underperforming in Spring Training and Dominic Smith still hurt, the Mets could potentially become a suitor for the first baseman once again.

Lind likely got released from the team with knowledge of a better opportunity as he had an opt-out in his contract on March 22.

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