Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:11:38 -0800
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said SS Francisco Lindor looks stronger this spring. "He's a little bit bigger, stronger," Francona said. "I don't think he quite has his explosiveness yet that he will, but again, he was down for a while with that back (injury). I think you'll see him be a little more explosive as he gets into playing again."
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:36:54 -0800
Cleveland Indians RP Cody Allen worked in a live batting practice session Monday, Feb. 24, and one of the batters he faced was top prospect SS Francisco Lindor. "I'll tell you one thing, Lindor's got really quick hands," Allen raved.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:30:16 -0800
Cleveland Indians 1B Jesus Aguilar, OF Michael Brantley, OF Matt Carson, 3B Lonnie Chisenhall, OF Jeff Francoeur, 2B Jason Kipnis, 1B Bryan LaHair, SS Francisco Lindor, P Carlos Moncrief and INF Jose X. Ramirez are among the early arrivals at the team's spring training facility.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:03:42 -0800
The Cleveland Indians have 22 non-roster invitees headed for spring training. The pitchers include David Aardsma, Scott Atchison, Travis Banwart, Matt Capps, Tyler Cloyd, Shaun Marcum, J.C. Ramirez and Michael Zagurski. The catchers include Luke Carlin, Jake Lowery, Roberto Perez, Matt Treanor and Tony Wolters. The infielders are Elliot Johnson, Jason Giambi, Francisco Lindor, Ryan Rohlinger and Joey Wendle, while the outfielders are comprised of Matt Carson, Jeff Francoeur, Nyjer Morgan and Tyler Naquin.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 02:06:38 -0700
The Cleveland Indians are not expected to move SS Asdrubal Cabrera this winter. Paul Hoynes, a veteran Cleveland Indians columnist for the Plain Dealer, speculates SS Mike Aviles is only a part-time player and SS prospect Francisco Lindor isn't quite ready for duty due to a back injury last year.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:13:17 -0700
Cleveland Indians SS Francisco Lindor (back) is on the disabled list with Double-A Akron with a lower back strain.
Fantasy Tip: Lindor is the shortstop of the future for the Tribe, but we won't see him this September. He could be in consideration for a call-up sometime next year, though, depending on how he fares in the minors.
Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:28:49 -0700
The Cleveland Indians have promoted SS Francisco Lindor to Double-A Akron. He'll make his debut Tuesday, July 16.
Fantasy Tip: Lindor is one of the top infield prospects in baseball and was hitting .306/.373/.410 for advanced Class A Carolina before his promotion. He could be in the bigs by sometime next summer.
Mon, 03 Jun 2013 17:15:30 -0700
Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera (leg) had to be helped off the field after injuring his lower half while running to first base Monday, June 3.
Fantasy Tip: This didn't look pretty. He wasn't putting any weight on his right leg and was grimacing extensively. Expect Cabrera to land on the disabled list, and he probably won't return within two weeks. Francisco Lindor, one of the team's top prospects, probably isn't ready for the big leagues, so expect Mike Aviles to be the primary shortstop for the time being. Aviles can provide middle infield depth in all formats.
Sun, 08 Jul 2012 18:11:39 -0700
Cleveland Indians 1B Jesus Aguilar and SS Francisco Lindor were impressive in the All-Star Futures Game in Kansas City Sunday, July 8. Aguilar went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Lindor had a hit in his only at-bat.
Wed, 25 Jan 2012 00:23:58 -0800
Baltimore Orioles SS Manny Machado leads the list of top 10 shortstop prospects, as determined by MLB.com. Rounding out the list are Jurickson Profar (Rangers), Francisco Lindor (Indians), Billy Hamilton (Reds), Hak-Ju Lee (Rays), Nicholas Franklin (Mariners), Jean Segura (Angels), Javier Baez (Cubs), Andrelton Simmons (Braves) and Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox).