The decision to go with a platoon doesn't mean Lind will be lifted for a pinch-hitter every time a left-handed reliever is brought into the game, but it will apply to all starts for now.
"If Lindy's in the lineup, and they're bringing a left-hander in, he may face them, depending on what's happening with the game, the score, his history against that particular guy," manager John Gibbons said. "But for right now, that gives us a chance to get Rajai in there, get him some at-bats."
Lind has notoriously struggled against left-handers during his career. He is a .220 hitter with a .607 OPS against lefties, compared to a .280 average and .832 OPS versus right-handers.
Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. Associate reporter Evan Peaslee contributed to this story. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.