Cleveland Indians, Francisco Lindor reach $17.5M deal to avoid arbitration

All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor prevented wage arbitration after agreeing to a one-year deal with the Cleveland Indians, the workers launched Friday.

League sources suggested MLB Media and the Cleveland Plain Dealer that Lindor agreed to a one-year, $17.5 million contract with the Indians, who’ve rejected commerce offers for the star shortstop this off-season. The membership didn’t affirm the financial particulars of the settlement.

It is the second-largest one-year deal for a participant in his second season of arbitration eligibility. Only Boston Red Sox star outfielder Mookie Betts has signed an excellent larger contract in his second 12 months of arbitration ($20 million in 2018).

The Indians moreover launched the workers prevented arbitration with Mike Clevinger ($4.1 million) and Nick Wittgren ($1.125 million), and outfielders Tyler Naquin ($1.45 million) and Delino DeShields ($1.875 million).

Lindor, who made $10.65 million remaining seasons, is beneath the administration of the Indians by the 2021 advertising and marketing marketing campaign. The 26-year-old infielder recorded a .284 batting frequent with 32 dwelling runs and 74 RBIs remaining season. He moreover scored 101 runs and stole 22 bases.

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