In the first trade of the MLB offseason, the Toronto Blue Jays have sent veteran infielder/designated hitter Adam Lind to the Milwaukee Brewers for pitcher Marco Estrada.
First baseman Adam Lind has been acquired from the @BlueJays in exchange for right-handed pitcher Marco Estrada.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) November 1, 2014
Lind, who went from an everyday position to platooning this past season, hit .321 with six homers and 41 RBIs in 290 at-bats. Playing mostly against righties, he put up a .061 average against left-handed pitchers. He will be a solid addition to the Brewers infield against righties moving forward.
Lind’s best season came back in 2009 when hit hit .305 with 35 homers and 114 RBIs.
As it relates to Estrada, he’s been a fixture in Milwaukee’s rotation over the years, starting 62 games over the past three seasons. He put up a 7-6 record with a 4.36 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 39 games (18 starts) this past season. Estrada figures to contend for a rotation spot in Toronto next year.