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Cards have expressed interest in Brewers first baseman Adam Lind

<p>Milwaukee Brewers' Adam Lind flips his bat in front of Cincinnati Reds catcher Brayan Pena after striking out during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)</p>

Milwaukee Brewers' Adam Lind flips his bat in front of Cincinnati Reds catcher Brayan Pena after striking out during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Looking for a little pop in the lineup, the Cardinals have talked to the Milwaukee Brewers about first baseman Adam Lind, who has 16 home runs.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis is seeking a left-handed bat with some power, but one that also comes with a short-term deal. Lind fits that bill, and he could be made available by Milwaukee as Friday's non-waiver trade deadline creeps closer.

A potential obstacle in a deal for Lind is his health. He left Saturday's game because of tightness in his back, and did not play Sunday.

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The Cardinals' .224 average in July ranks in the bottom six in baseball, according to the Post-Dispatch. The return of Matt Holliday's left-handed bat and any boast from slumping third baseman Matt Carpenter should help the Cards' offense. Another potential target is Baltimore first baseman Chris Davis.

(h/t St. Louis Post-Dispatch)