— New York Post (@nypost) December 9, 2020
It was recently reported by MLB Network’s Jon Morosi that the Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, and New York Yankees, and New York Mets were the “strongest candidates” to make a trade for Lindor.
Lindor, a 4-time all-star, hit .258 with 8 home runs in the shortened 2020 season.
Career Stats (regular season)
Lindor maintains a solid .286 career batting average with impressive power (32+ HR in 3 straight seasons). But you’ll see he often struggles to start the season. pic.twitter.com/S6xHm5VwH3
— Cleveland Browns Stats (@IndiansStats) August 14, 2020
Lindor is projected to be the Indians highest-paid player for the 2021 season.
It is estimated that Lindor will earn 21.5 million in his final season of arbitration.
It’s no surprise the Indians are preparing to move on from Lindor as they are in cost-cutting mode.
The Indians have already declined team options for Brad Hand and Domingo Santana.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic recently reported that the Indians “might be eager” to move Carlos Carrasco, who has two years and $24 million remaining on his contract.
Free-agent Carlos Santana recently signed a 2-year deal with the Kansas City Royals.