Report: Dodgers to pursue Indians’ Francisco Lindor

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi, the Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to pursue Francisco Lindor. Morosi suggests that a team may take place.

He is reporting that the Cleveland Indians are not expected to re-sign Lindor to a contract extension. Lindor is two years away from free agency.

Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor gets José Altuve out before throwing to first base in the 2018 American League Division Series against the Houston Astros
Francisco Lindor gets José Altuve out before throwing to first base in the 2018 American League Division Series against the Houston Astros (Getty Images)

Morosi says that trading Lindor may is an option. The long-time baseball reporter believes that the Dodgers are the best option because of their ‘strong farm system and financial clout to offer Lindor a monster long-term deal.’

He is also reporting that Corey Seager may be involved in a package to get Lindor. However, Morosi says the scenario may not land Seager in Cleveland.

Seager, like Lindor, is a free agent after the 2021 season.

The 25-year-old Caguas, Puerto Rico native was a first-round draft pick by the Indians in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft. He has spent the last five seasons with the Tribe.

This past season, he appeared in 143 games. He had a .284 batting average with 32 home runs and 74 RBIs in 598 at-bats.

Lindor also had 170 hits, while scoring 101 runs. He also had 40 doubles and two triples, along with 22 stolen bases.

He has made the All-Star team the last four seasons and averaged more than 30 home runs the past three seasons. He had a career-best 38 home runs during the 2018 season.

The 143 games were his fewest since his rookie season in 2015 when he appeared in 99 games. He had two 158 game seasons in 2016 and 2018, while he had one 159 game season in 2017.

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