TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Adam Lind agreed Friday to a minor league contract with the Yankees, giving New York another backup option to Greg Bird at first base.
The 34-year-old Lind had been at the training camp for free agents organized by the players’ association in Bradenton. If added to New York’s 40-man roster, he would get a one-year contract with a $2 million salary while in the major leagues.
“The way the winter worked out, I’m just happy to have a job,” Lind said.
He batted .303 with 14 homers and 59 RBIs in 116 games and 301 plate appearances for Washington last season, including four home runs in 48 plate appearances as a pinch hitter.
Lind has a .272 average with 200 homers and 723 RBIs in 12 big league seasons with Toronto (2006-14), Milwaukee (2015), Seattle (2016) and Washington (2017).
His deal allows him to opt out later in spring training.
Notes: Yankees backup OF Jacoby Ellsbury was a late scratch from Friday’s lineup against Atlanta with right side tightness.
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