The acrobatic Lind is famous for his ability to jump over any teammate from a standing
start. In his first full season in 1988 he quickly established himself as one of
the best-fielding second basemen in the league and just missed leading NL second
basemen in fielding average and putouts. The Pirates traded Johnny Ray
near the end
of the 1987 season to make room for Lind, who hit .322 in his call-up. In 1988 he
hit .262, stole 15 bases, and scored 82 runs.
Lind is a cousin of Onix Concepcion
and has a brother, Orlando, who pitches in the Pirates system.