Indians get four players in deal that sends Lindor, Carrasco to Mets

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CLEVELAND (WJW)– The Cleveland Indians traded shortstop Francisco Lindor and starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco to the New York Mets on Thursday.

In exchange, the Indians receive infielder Andres Giménez, infielder Amed Rosario, right-handed pitcher Josh Wolf and outfielder Isaiah Greene.

Giménez, 22, made his major league debut this season, logging a bWAR of 1.1 while batting .263 with 3 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs and 12 RBI across 49 games. He recorded a .987 fielding pct. with one defensive run saved in 22 starts at shortstop. He also made four starts at second base and three starts at third base for the Mets. 

Lindor, 27, is a four-time MLB All-Star and two-time Gold Glove Award winner. The top-rated prospect played with the Akron Aeros and Columbus Clippers in 2014, and made his major league debut with the Tribe the following year.

Lindor, often called Frankie or Mr. Smiles by fans, quickly became the face of the franchise. He played a major role in the Indians World Series run in 2016 and continue to rank among the league’s best shortstops over the next few years.

Last season, he had 61 hits, 8 home runs and 27 RBIs with a .258 batting average.

Carrasco, another fan favorite, made his first start for Cleveland in 2009. He was diagnosed with leukemia in 2019, but battled back and returned to the field later that season.

The 33-year-old was the AL Comeback Player of the Year in 2019 and 2020, and the Robero Clemente Award winner in 2019.

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