According to Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell, the reason why Adam Lind was demoted to Triple-A ball in Las Vegas was because he was “out of shape.”
Tweets Blue Jays broadcaster, Mike Wilner:
Farrell implies Lind wasn’t in shape when sent down, affected range and bat speed, but also said he did his core strengthening religiously.
— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) June 11, 2012
The 28-year-old was batting .186 before he was demoted. However, since Lind has been in Vegas, he has improved by batting .405 with three home runs and a 1.048 OPS.
Let’s see if he can capitalize off of that once he makes his return back to Toronto in the big leagues.