Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/31/12
When first baseman Adam Lind was sent to Class AAA Las Vegas on May 17, he was assigned on option. But now he is off the Toronto Blue Jays' 40-man roster, assigned outright to Las Vegas on Thursday after clearing waivers. The move was made to clear a spot for right-handed pitcher Robert Coello, who is being called up to provide bullpen insurance. The Blue Jays bullpen was overworked on a 1-5 trip, so the team will enter a three-game weekend series against Red Sox with eight relievers available. Meanwhile, Lind will continue to get his hitting problems righted, which is why he was sent to Las Vegas in the first place. "We needed a spot on the 40, so we put him on waivers a few days ago, he cleared, and we just cleared up a spot," general manager Alex Anthopoulos said in a conference call Thursday afternoon. "Whenever he finds his way back here, we'll just clear a spot again." In his first 11 games with Las Vegas, Lind was batting .386 with three home runs and 13 RBI. He h...
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