The New York Mets are acquiring Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco in trade with the Cleveland Indians, the teams announced Sunday, ending the long anticipated saga of the dynamic shortstop’s trade from a club that all but admitted it could not afford to keep him, reported.
ESPN’s Jeff Passon was first to report a deal to send Lindor to Queens is going to happen. Soon after, Mark Feinsand of mlb.com reported Carrasco will be part of the deal too. The Indians made it official soon after.
However, this is the first blockbuster move under new owner Steve Cohen, who purchased the Mets for $2.4 billion in September and with an estimated net worth of more than $14 billion was expected to transform the Mets into big spenders.
Lindor is eligible for free agency after the season, and the 27-year-old leads a sterling class of available shortstops that includes his good friend Javier Baez, Corey Seager, Carlos Correa and Travis Story.
The trade, according to reports, will send shortstops Amed Rosario and Andres Gimenez, pitcher Josh Wolf and outfielder Isaiah Greene to Indians.
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