At the moment, Blue Jays manager John Farrell's focus is on getting Adam Lind's bat jump-started, but he indicated Tuesday that the overall team production is the most important part of the big picture.

The two pursuits may be running counter to each other.

Lind was out of the Blue Jays lineup Tuesday, as was catcher J.P. Arencibia, against tough lefty David Price.

"It's not just the first 36 games of this season but the last couple of months of last year as well where the production has been less than his standard," said Farrell of Lind, who is hitting .184 with an OPS under .600. "He continues to work to gain some rhythm to get a consistent approach at the plate. We've tried to look at different matchups that are favourable to get him jump-started; we've looked at different spots in the lineup. But to get to the point of an expiration date, I can't sit here and say that is, in fact, the case."