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Blue Jays trade first baseman Adam Lind to Brewers for right-hander Marco Estrada

  • FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Adam Lind (26) singles off of New York Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda as Brian McCann catches for the Yankees in third inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York. Lind was traded from the Blue Jays to the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, for right-hander Marco Estrada, ending the first baseman's nine-year run in Toronto. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Adam Lind (26) singles off of New York Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda as Brian McCann catches for the Yankees in third inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York. Lind was traded from the Blue Jays to the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, for right-hander Marco Estrada, ending the first baseman's nine-year run in Toronto. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2014, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Marco Estrada throws during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. Adam  Lind was traded from the Toronto Blue Jays to the Brewers on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, for Estrada. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2014, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Marco Estrada throws during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. Adam Lind was traded from the Toronto Blue Jays to the Brewers on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, for Estrada. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014, file phot, Toronto Blue Jays' Adam Lind smiles on the bench during spring training baseball in Clearwater, Fla. Lind was traded from the Blue Jays to the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, for right-hander Marco Estrada, ending the first baseman's nine-year run in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn, File-

    FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014, file phot, Toronto Blue Jays' Adam Lind smiles on the bench during spring training baseball in Clearwater, Fla. Lind was traded from the Blue Jays to the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, for right-hander Marco Estrada, ending the first baseman's nine-year run in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn, File-  (The Associated Press)

First baseman Adam Lind was traded from the Blue Jays to the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday for right-hander Marco Estrada, ending the first baseman's nine-year run in Toronto.

The 31-year-old Lind hit .321 with six homers and 40 RBIs in 96 games last season, when he missed extensive time with a back injury and then a hurt right foot. He has a .273 career average with 146 homers and 519 RBIs.

Just before the trade, the Blue Jays exercised his $7.5 million option, preventing him from becoming a free agent. Toronto claimed first baseman Justin Smoak off waivers from Seattle earlier in the week.

Estrada, also 31, was 7-6 with a 4.36 ERA in 18 starts and 21 relief appearances, when he made $3,365,500. He is 23-26 with a 4.23 in seven seasons with Washington and Milwaukee.

Estrada is eligible for salary arbitration and can become a free agent after the 2016 World Series.