The Cleveland Indians have traded shortstop Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco to the New York Mets.
CLEVELAND — Editor’s be aware: the video within the story above is from Nov. 5, 2020.
Francisco Lindor’s days as a member of the Cleveland Indians are over. On Thursday, the crew introduced it has traded their four-time All-Star shortstop, in addition to beginning pitcher Carlos Carrasco, to the New York Mets.
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Courting again to the beginning of the offseason, it has lengthy been anticipated that Cleveland could be buying and selling Lindor, who’s getting into his remaining season of arbitration and is predicted to command one in all baseball’s largest contracts as soon as his present deal is up after the 2021 marketing campaign. Though the Indians and Lindor had engaged in talks a few doable extension, the 2 sides had been by no means capable of shut in on a deal.
The Mets, in the meantime, had emerged as one of many likeliest suitors for Lindor following proprietor Steve Cohen’s buy of the crew. At his introductory press convention in November, Cohen alluded to creating a giant splash this offseason, by means of free agent signing or commerce.
“I’m not on this to be mediocre,” Cohen mentioned, based on The New York Put up. “I need one thing nice.”
In return for Lindor and Carrasco, the Indians have obtained shortstops Amed Rosario and Andres Gimenez, right-handed pitcher Josh Wolf and outfielder Isaiah Greene from the Mets.
The 25-year-old Rosario has spent the previous 4 seasons enjoying on the Main League degree and hit for a .252 common (.43 OPS) in 46 video games in 2020. The 21-year-old Gimenez appeared in 49 video games for the Mets in the course of the 2020 season, hitting for a .263 common (.732 OPS). In the meantime, Wolf and Greene rank because the No. 9 and No. 10 prospects, respectively, within the Mets group, per MLB.com.
Since making his debut with the Indians in 2015, Lindor made the All-Star Sport in every of his 4 full seasons with the crew (an All-Star Sport wasn’t performed in 2020). In that span, the 27-year-old earned two Gold Glove Awards and two Silver Sluggers, changing into each a fan favourite and one in all baseball’s largest stars.
Like Lindor, the 33-year-old Carrasco has spent his complete Main League profession in Cleveland. In 2019, the right-hander was named the winner of the MLB’s Roberto Clemente Award following his bout with leukemia, which value him three months of the season.