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Blue Jays put Lind on 15-day DL with back strain; recall Cooper from Las Vegas

07/30/2012 11:19 EDT | Updated 09/29/2012 05:12 EDT
TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays placed first baseman/designated hitter Adam Lind on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a mid-back strain.

The move is retroactive to last Thursday.

Lind, 29, has appeared in 24 games for the Blue Jays since being recalled from triple-A Las Vegas last month, posting a .288 average with five home runs and 16 RBIs.

In 58 games overall, the Muncie, Ind., native is batting .227 with eight home runs and 27 RBIs.

The Jays have recalled first baseman David Cooper from Las Vegas for the second time this season.

In 24 games with Toronto this season, the 24-year-old from Stockton, Calif., is batting .292 with two home runs and six RBIs.

In Las Vegas, Cooper is batting .314 with 10 home runs, 52 RBI and a team leading 27 doubles.

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