Dodgers Interested in Francisco Lindor

According to sources affiliated with MLB insider Jon Paul Morosi, the Dodgers are interested in acquiring All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor from the Cleveland Indians. Lindor would bring a dynamic to the Dodgers lineup that they’ve been lacking for sometime now, which is a power hitting switch hitter. Lindor is coming off his fourth consecutive All-Star selection and third straight year of hitting over 30 home runs. In 2019, Lindor hit .284 with 32 home runs and 74 rbis along with 22 stolen bases. Lindor has shown ability to hit lead-off, which would go well for the Dodgers lineup, but he also has the ability to hit third.

The Dodgers will have the option of moving Corey Seager to third base or ultimately packaging him to Cleveland or another team looking to be involved in the trade. Lindor will be entering free agency after the 2021 season just like Seager. Lindor was a Gold Glove winner in 2016 and brings a plenty of postseason experience as well. He is a career .276 hitter in the playoffs that includes 5 home runs 12 rbis. Lindor will turn 26 on November 14 and represented his home country Puerto Rico during the most recent World Baseball Classic.

It is believed that the Dodgers are willing to offer up Keibert Ruiz, right-hander Josiah Gray and shortstop Jeter Downs to make this trade happen.

We will see what happens, but an infield of Muncy, Turner, Seager, and Lindor sounds pretty powerful, and is possible thanks to Gavin Lux having some experience playing in the outfield.

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