Brewers exercise 2016 option on Lind
The question of "Who's on first?" for the Milwaukee Brewers has been at least partially answered.
On Tuesday, the Brewers picked up the $8 million option on first baseman Adam Lind's contract. Lind batted .277 with a .360 on-base percentage and .460 slugging percentage in his first season with Milwaukee. Lind, who was acquired from Toronto on Nov. 1, 2014 for pitcher Marco Estrada, hit 20 home runs and had 72 runs and 87 RBI in 2015.
The left-handed hitting first baseman had a slash line of 291/380/503 vs. righties in 2015 compared to 221/227/298 against lefties. He owns just a .213 lifetime average against southpaws, meaning the Brewers could be in the market for right-handed first baseman to platoon with Lind at first, or perhaps could use an in-house candidate such as Jason Rogers.
Monday, the Brewers sent five players to Triple-A Colorado Springs, clearing them from the team's 40-man roster. Those players are pitchers Johnny Hellweg and Cesar Jimenez, catcher Juan Centeno, first baseman Matt Clark and outfielder Logan Schafer.
Also Monday, pitcher Kyle Loshe elected to become a free agent.