Mariners Acquire 1B Adam Lind from Milwaukee

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Send Brewers minor league right-handers Carlos Herrera, Daniel Missaki & Freddy Peralta

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto today announced from the Baseball Winter Meetings that the Mariners acquired first baseman Adam Lind from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for minor league right-handed pitchers Carlos Herrera, Daniel Missaki and Freddy Peralta.

“Adam lengthens our line-up as a first baseman who gives us on-base percentage and power,” Dipoto said. “First base was a spot we came here looking to fill, and we feel that Adam is a good fit for us.”

Lind, 32, had a .360 on-base percentage to go along with a .460 slugging average (.820 OPS) last season, collecting 32 doubles, 20 home runs and 87 RBI in 149 games. He played 138 games (including 134 starts) at first base. Adam’s 66 walks were 7 more than any Mariners player in 2015 (N. Cruz, 59), while his on-base percentage would have ranked second on the team behind Cruz (.369).

Lind led the Brewers in games, doubles, RBI and walks, and produced his fifth career season of 20 or more homers. All 20 of his homers came off right-handed pitching. Adam hit .336 (44-for-131) with runners in scoring position last season.

Lind, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound left-handed hitter, has an .880 OPS against right-handers since 2009, and his .912 OPS against right-handers since 2013 is 12th-best in the Majors over the past three years.

Since making his Major League debut in 2006, Lind is a career .274 hitter with 228 doubles, 12 triples, 166 home runs and 606 RBI in 1,102 games with the Blue Jays (2006-2014) and Milwaukee (2015). His career on-base percentage is .332 to go along with a .466 slugging mark (.797 career OPS).

Herrera, 19, began professional career with the DSL Mariners-1 in 2015, going 4-2 with a 3.26 ERA (29 ER, 80.0 IP) in 14 starts. He limited opponents to a .228 (68×298) average, while walking 13 and striking out 73. He was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent on July 21, 2014.

Missaki, 19, was limited to only 6 starts due to an injury with Single-A Clinton in 2015. He was placed on the 7-day disabled list on May 7 and underwent surgery to repair UCL in right elbow (Tommy John). Missaki was originally signed by Seattle as a non-drafted free agent on May 6, 2013. Over three seasons in the minor leagues he is 7-6 with a 3.41 ERA (40 ER, 106.0 IP) in 24 games, 20 starts.

Peralta, 19, went 2-3 with a 4.11 ERA (26 ER, 57.0 IP) in 11 games, 9 starts with the Mariners in the Arizona League. He limited opponents to a .242 (52×215) average, while walking 8 and striking out 67 in 57.0 innings. Peralta was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent on April 18, 2013. Over parts of 3 minor leagues season he is 6-12 with a 3.58 ERA (65 ER, 163.1 IP) in 36 games, 31 starts.

To make room on the Major League, 40-man roster, the Mariners have designated infielder Andy Wilkins for assignment. Seattle has 10 days to trade, release or outright Wilkens to the minors.

With today’s transactions the Mariners 40-man roster remains at 40 players.  

LIND’s PLAYING RECORD

 

YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS SLG OBP
2004 Auburn .312 70 266 43 83 127 23 0 7 50 1 2 2 24 36 1 0 .477 .371
2005 Dunedin .313 126 495 80 155 241 42 4 12 84 0 6 4 49 77 2 1 .487 .375
2006 New Hampshire .310 91 348 43 108 189 24 0 19 71 0 3 2 25 87 2 1 .543 .357
  Syracuse .394 34 109 20 43 65 7 0 5 18 0 3 2 23 18 1 0 .596 .496
  TORONTO .367 18 60 8 22 36 8 0 2 8 0 0 0 5 12 0 0 .600 .415
2007 Syracuse .299 46 174 20 52 82 8 2 6 28 0 1 1 14 42 0 0 .471 .353
  TORONTO .238 89 290 34 69 116 14 0 11 46 2 2 1 16 65 1 2 .400 .278
2008 Syracuse .328 51 189 24 62 101 17 2 6 50 0 2 3 19 36 1 1 .534 .394
  TORONTO .282 88 326 48 92 143 16 4 9 40 1 4 2 16 59 2 0 .439 .316
2009 TORONTO .305 151 587 93 179 330 46 0 35 114 0 4 5 58 110 1 1 .562 .370
2010 TORONTO .237 150 569 57 135 242 32 3 23 72 0 3 3 38 144 0 0 .425 .287
2011 TORONTO .251 125 499 56 125 219 16 0 26 87 0 8 3 32 107 1 1 .439 .295
  Dunedin .600 3 10 2 6 9 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 .900 .667
2012 TORONTO .255 93 321 28 82 133 14 2 11 45 0 3 0 29 61 0 0 .414 .314
  Las Vegas .392 32 125 24 49 83 10 0 8 29 0 3 0 15 26 1 0 .664 .448
  New Hampshire .545 3 11 2 6 9 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 .818 .615
2013 TORONTO .288 143 465  

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