The New York Mets are entering into a deal to take over star shortstop Francisco Lindor in a blockbuster deal with the Cleveland Indians, ESPN’s Jeff Passan said.
The Mets are also getting right-handed Carlos Carrasco, according to ESPN and multiple reports. MLB Network first reported on Carrasco’s admission to trading.
The Indians will get defensive-minded shortstop Andres Gimenez and two minor league candidates – right-handed Josh Wolf and outfielder Isaiah Greene – in the trade, sources said Passan.
Since his MLB debut in 2015, Lindor has been number one 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 beating .285. At the age of 27, Lindor received four All-Star Nods, two gold gloves and two silver bats, which are slated for a World Series appearance in 2016 and a second place in the AL Rookie of the Year election in 2015.