According to reports, as the Cleveland Indians hope to trade the All-Star shortstop during the offseason, five Major League Baseball teams have become strong suitors for the acquisition of Francisco Lindo.
According to Jon Morosi of the Major League Baseball Network, the New York Mets, the New York Yankees, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Toronto Blue Jays and the St. Louis Cardinals were taken from the Indians. Lindo’s “strongest candidate”. The 26-year-old Lindor has one year left on his contract, worth $21 million in salary arbitration.
According to multiple media reports, the Indians may trade Lindor before the 2021 season to clear up salary space, although according to Morosi, the deal does not appear to have been reached at the beginning of the offseason. According to reports, not all interested teams are prepared for “serious”
On Tuesday, Morosi reported that despite the “strong” relationship between the Red Sox and Boston manager Alex Cora, the Red Sox is not expected to give priority to trading Lindo. Lindo, who lived with Caguas, Puerto Rico’s hometown of Cora, grew up, watched Cora’s game and called him “Big Brother”.
In the shortened 2020 season, Lindo was named to the All-Star four times, hitting .258 with 61 shots and 8 home runs.
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