The Nationals have agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal with first baseman Adam Lind, a source confirmed to SB Nation on Monday. The contract includes a $5 million mutual option (or $500k buyout) for 2018.
Adam Lind/Nationals breakdown: $1M base in 2017, $5 million mutual option (or $500k buyout) for 2018. $1.5 guaranteed, max at 2 yrs, $6M.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) February 16, 2017
ESPN’s Jim Bowden was first to link the sides, with FOX’s Ken Rosenthal and Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post adding details.
Lind remained a free agent late into the offseason due to the surplus of first base options available to teams, and was able to find a club after the signings of Edwin Encarnacion, Mark Trumbo, Mike Napoli, Logan Morrison, Chris Carter and Mark Reynolds cleared a path. He will likely serve as a left-handed complement to Adam Lind, serving as a bench bat and pinch-hitting option for Washington this season, serving as an upgrade over Clint Robinson.
Lind, 33, spent 2016 with the Mariners, hitting .239/.286/.431 with 20 homers in 126 games. The veteran has logged a career .271/.328/.462 line with 186 home runs in 11 major-league seasons with the Blue Jays (2006-14), Brewers (2015) and Mariners (2016).
Lind is the latest addition in a busy offseason for Washington; he joins Adam Eaton, Derek Norris and Enny Romero as newcomers for the Nats.