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Indians Trade Francisco Lindor To Mets

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  • Indians Trade Francisco Lindor To Mets

    The New York Mets have acquired star shortstop Francisco Lindor and right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco in a blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Indians. In return, Cleveland received shortstops Amed Rosario and Andres Gimenez and two minor-league prospects -- right-hander Josh Wolf and outfielder Isaiah Greene.

    Since his MLB debut in 2015, Lindor ranks first among all shortstops in WAR (28.4), home runs (138) and extra-base hits, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.

    He also ranks second in RBIs (411) and runs (508), and fifth in OPS (.835) and slugging (.485), while batting .285. At 27, Lindor has earned four All-Star nods, two Gold Gloves and two Silver Sluggers to go with a World Series appearance in 2016 and a second-place finish in the AL Rookie of the Year voting in 2015.

    Carrasco, 33, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2019 and later returned that same season, becoming the AL Comeback Player of the Year. He was seventh in the AL with a 2.91 ERA over 12 starts last season and was sixth with 82 strikeouts in 68.0 innings

    Carrasco is 88-73 with a 3.77 ERA and 1,305 strikeouts in 242 games during his 11-year career with Cleveland.

    Rosario, 25, hit .268 with 32 homers and 148 RBIs in 403 games with the Mets from 2017-20.

    Gimenez, 22, batted .263 with three homers and 12 RBIs in 49 games last year.