Nats, Lind agree to terms

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

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.

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