Ranking the American League East: Who has the best designated hitter?
How does the AL East -- likely the deepest in baseball -- stack up from position to position? This spring we're giving you an opportunity to vote for who has the edge at each spot.
Today, a look at the designated hitters.
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-- David Selig
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Toronto Blue Jays - Adam Lind( Al Messerschmidt, Getty Images / February 26, 2013 )
Lind isn't the first hitter you think of when naming the Blue Jays' sluggers, but he averaged 28 homers in a three-year span from 2009-11.
Back injuries slowed him last year, and he was also demoted to the minors for a stretch. In 93 games with the Jays, he batted just .255 with 11 HRs and 45 RBIs.
At just 29, Lind -- who can also play first base or a corner outfield spot -- shouldn't be written off. If he gets more pitches to hit thanks to Toronto's bolstered lineup, he could be in for a bounce-back season.