The New York Yankees have been one of the more active teams this offseason, as they acquired superstar outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to augment their offense and even brought back veteran starter CC Sabathia to fill out the rotation.
But that doesn't mean they shouldn't continue adding pieces to better their chances in 2018 and beyond.
Trading away Chase Headley and removing his salary was a smart move by New York, but that does is leave them without some security at first base. Until first baseman Greg Bird proves he can play an entire season, the Yankees need an insurance policy just in case the injury bug hits him again.
That's why they should consider Adam Lind:
There are plenty of veteran first base options on the free agent market, but Lind provides the Yankees a bat and some positional versatility.
Lind spent the 2017 season with the Washington Nationals, and on top of seeing some time at his natural first base spot, the 34-year-old moonlighted in left field and was a nice bat off the bench as a pinch hitter late in games.
In 267 at-bats last season, Lind slashed .303/.362/.513 with 14 home runs and 59 RBI. That also includes a 16-45 (.356 BA) clip with four home runs and 13 RBI as a pinch hitter.
His pinch-hitting statistics obviously don't matter as much in the American League, but he's got experience in the AL East after nine seasons with the Blue Jays and gives the Bombers a power bat off the bench. Keep an eye on Adam.