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Bits: For Adam Lind, it's looking like 2009

&#8226 Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Adam Lind was Sunday's hitting star with a pair of home runs among four hits and three RBIs. Lind, who came off the disabled list from a back strain and went hitless on Saturday, is hitting .326 with power and sure looks like the 2009 version. Trade for him with confidence.

&#8226 Boston Red Sox right-hander John Lackey (elbow) came off the DL on Sunday and allowed three hits and three runs in 5 2/3 innings, lowering his ERA to 7.60. Lackey remains way too risky despite win potential with 20 walks and 21 strikeouts and a high 1.69 WHIP.

&#8226 It was apparently a big weekend to come off the DL; Baltimore Orioles first baseman Derrek Lee (oblique) had two hits and scored twice in his return Saturday, then drove in a run Sunday. In each game, Lee hit fifth. Lee isn't a top-100 player, but he should improve his .232 batting average and knock in runs. He's owned in only 30.3 percent of leagues.

&#8226 Chicago White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy left Sunday's loss to the Detroit Tigers after four innings with a strained right groin and should be re-evaluated Monday. Peavy looked fine for three scoreless innings, then Ryan Raburn hit a grand slam in a six-run fourth inning for the Tigers. Keep Peavy owned (his WHIP is 0.97), but realize that he's not durable.

&#8226 Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown singled and doubled Sunday, giving him a .393 batting average on the team's road trip. Brown knocked in runs in five of his nine games and struck out only once. He's owned in 31.9 percent of standard leagues but has upside for big statistics.

&#8226 Cincinnati Reds left-hander Travis Wood got pounded against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, allowing eight hits, five walks and eight earned runs. His ERA rose to 5.72, but the strides he appeared to make in May (3-0, 3.50 ERA, 1.25 WHIP) shouldn't be forgotten. Trust him this week at San Francisco.