Mets acquire Franciso Lindor, Carlos Carrasco from Cleveland

Cleveland Indians’ Francisco Lindor watches during batting practice before a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

The New York Mets acquired shortstop Francisco Lindor and starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco from Cleveland.

In exchange, Cleveland will receive infielder Amed Rosario, infielder Andres Gimenez, pitcher Josh Wolf, and outfielder Isaiah Greene.

Lindor posted a .258/.335/.415 line last year, a slight dip from previous seasons.

However, he’s a four-time All-Star and he’s just 27-years-old, so Lindor will certainly pick his game back up in the future.

Carrasco had a 3-4 record last season with a 2.91 ERA in 68.0 innings pitched with 82 strikeouts.

Any way you look at it, the Mets made a great move that bolsters their overall roster on offense and defense.

Lindor is on a one-year $19,500,000 contract and he’ll become a free agent after the 2021 season, but New York may be in talks to lock him up to a long-term extension.

Carrasco is in the second year of his four-year, $47 million contract signed with Cleveland, and he’ll make a salary of $12,000,000 in 2021.

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