May 3, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays catcher first baseman Adam Lind (26) reacts after striking out in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE
The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled first baseman Adam Lind from Triple-A and activated outfielder Ben Francisco from the disabled list, reports John Lott of the National Post. In corresponding roster moves, the Blue Jays sent Mike McCoy and David Cooper back to Triple-A Las Vegas.
After going unclaimed on waivers, Lind was demoted to Triple-A during the middle of May after only hitting at a clip of .186/.273/.314 over his 118 at-bats for the Blue Jays.
Toronto said they believed conditioning was to blame for Lind’s unproductive start to the season. The 28-year-old responded well to the demotion, posting a line of .392/.448/.664 with 18 extra-base hits and 29 RBIs over his 32 games and 125 at-bats with the Blue Jays’ Triple-A affiliate.
Francisco has been out since May 20 while dealing with a hamstring injury. Prior to his injury, the 30-year-old was 7-34 as an additional outfielder this season.