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Lind day-to-day with back tightness

Lind day-to-day with back tightness

Lind day-to-day with back tightness
TORONTO -- Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind is day-to-day with stiffness in his lower back after leaving Saturday afternoon's game against the Tigers.

Blue Jays manager John Farrell said Lind had been playing through the injury for a few days and was lifted from the game for precautionary reasons. The 27-year-old is listed as day-to-day.

"It got to the point where ... it just felt like it wasn't loosening up anymore and we made the decision to get him off his feet," Farrell said. "He's going to be a little stiff and sore tomorrow but we're hoping it's not too long and too severe."

Lind was removed from Saturday's game after the sixth inning and was replaced in the batting order by Mike McCoy, who took the field at third base while Edwin Encarnacion moved over to first.

Lind -- who has appeared in all but one of the Blue Jays 33 games this season -- had been on an 11-game hitting streak prior to going 0-for-2 against Tigers starter Justin Verlander. Lind entered the game hitting .421 (24-for-57) with six home runs and 18 RBIs over his past 14 games.

Arden Zwelling is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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