Nats, Lind agree to terms
Free-agent first baseman Adam Lind and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a $1.5-million, one-year contract, pending a physical, according to a person familiar with the deal. The contract would pay Lind $1 million in 2017, and includes a club option for 2018 with a $500,000 buyout. Lind, who is 33, batted .239 with 20 homers and 58 RBIs for the Seattle Mariners last season. In 11 Major League Baseball seasons with three teams, including the bulk of that time with the Toronto Blue Jays, Lind has hit .271 with 186 homers and 664 RBIs. He’s had six seasons with at least 20 homers, including exactly that number in 2015 and ’16. Lind offers a left-handed bat for Washington’s bench, someone who could fill in at first base for Ryan Zimmerman or provide some power as a pinch hitter.