Indians’ Lindor, Carrasco go to the Mets in a blockbuster deal

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The New York Mets have made a blockbuster deal on Thursday. The team has acquired a star player in this deal.

The team has added shortstop Francisco Lindor and right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco in the deal. In exchange, the Cleveland Indians have received infielders Amed Rosario, Andrés Giménez, along with right-handed pitcher Josh Wolf and outfielder Isaiah Greene.

Former Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor smiles during their game against the Detroit Tigers
Francisco Lindor smiles during their game against the Detroit Tigers (Photo by Francisco Lindor/Instagram)

Rosario had been with the Mets since the 2017 season. Giménez made his MLB debut during the 60-game MLB coronavirus shortened season. Both Wolf and Greene are prospects.

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The Indians said that they would move the 27-year-old before the start of the 2021 season. And they found a taker with the Mets.

Lindor is a four-time All-Star. He is also a two-time Gold Glove Award winner.

He is set to become a free agent after the upcoming 2021 season. He spent six seasons with the Indians.

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This past season, Lindor had a .258 batting average with eight home runs and 27 RBIs in 60 games. He also had 13 doubles in 236 at-bats.

In his career, the Puerto Rico native has a .285 batting average with 138 home runs and 411 RBIs in 777 games. He also has 191 doubles and 15 triples in 3,140 at-bats.

The 25-year-old Rosario spent the last four seasons with the Mets. He will not be a free agent until after the 2023 season.

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This past season, he had a .252 batting average with four home runs and 15 RBIs in 46 games. He also had three doubles and one triple.

The 22-year-old Giménez appeared in 49 games during his MLB debut season. He made his first appearance in an MLB game on July 24th.

He had a .263 batting average with three home runs and 12 RBIs in the aforementioned 49 games. He had three doubles and two triples.

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