Francisco Lindor has finally reached the big stage being promoted to the big league club on Sunday.
The switch-hitter received a text from Indians manager Terry Francona on Saturday saying, “Come on Frankie. Get up here. Congrats.”
By Peter Elliot – @redsoxforever42
Lindor didn’t start during Sunday’s 8-1 loss to the division rival Detroit Tigers, but he made his debut as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning but struck out.
Lindor redeemed himself with a single in the ninth inning. As Lindor was headed for second, he stumbled rounding first, something he and Tigers First Baseman Miguel Cabrera shared a laugh over.
Shortstop Francisco Lindor was selected eighth overall in the 2011 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians.
Cleveland purchased his contract from Triple-AA Columbus. There, Lindor collected 63 hits, 25 walks, hit two home runs, stole eight bases, and had a slash line of .279/.346/.398 in 57 games.
At Right Field, Lindor has gathered a .966 fielding percentage with 83 putouts and eight errors.
The Number 5 prospect (according to ESPN’s Kieth Law) will face the Chicago Cubs today.
Peter Elliott writes about the NFL and MLB for Talking Baws.
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