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TORONTO – 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.