Lindor went 1-for-3 with three walks and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Cardinals.
The shortstop had gone 0-for-23 over his prior six games, but Lindor snapped his slump while adding value with his batting eye. He hasn't lived up to his huge contract extension yet, slashing .163/.297/.207 with one homer and zero steals in 26 games, but Thursday's performance could be a sign he's coming around.
Lindor won't be in the lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader at St. Louis, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
The 27-year-old went 0-for-3 during the matinee to extend his hitless streak to 23 at-bats over the past six games, so he'll head to the bench for the first time this season. Jonathan Villar will start at shortstop in Lindor's place for the nightcap.
Lindor is starting at shortstop and hitting third in Sunday's game against the Nationals.
Lindor has hit exclusively from the second spot in the order prior to Sunday's game. However, the team shifted their lineup a bit, with Pete Alonso rising from the cleanup spot to second and Lindor shifting down one spot. Despite a potent lineup on paper, the Mets have averaged only 3.3 runs per game this season -- second-worst in the league -- so manager Luis Rojas may be looking to jumpstart the offense.
Lindor went 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and an RBI in Wednesday's 16-4 loss to the Cubs.
Lindor's bat finally came alive Wednesday night after he went hitless in each of the last three games. The 27-year-old kicked things off for the Mets by capitalizing on a hanging changeup and skying it into the right field bleachers to give his team an early 1-0 lead. Lindor added two more singles later in the game and came around to score once on a Pete Alonso home run in the fifth. Despite the blowout loss, it was an encouraging effort at the plate from Lindor, as he launched his first long ball in a Mets uniform and recorded his second multi-hit game of the year. His slash line now stands at .222/.357/.311 with three home runs, three RBI, eight runs scored and an impressive 9:4 BB:K.
Lindor went 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Phillies.
A new team and the pressure of a big contract extension might have contributed to Lindor's sluggish start to the year, but the 27-year-old appears to be finding his stroke at the plate. He's still only batting ,222 (6-for-27) through eight games, but a stellar 7:2 BB:K has fueled his .389 OBP, and it seems only a matter of time before he breaks out.
Lindor and the Mets won't play Thursday against the Nationals after the game was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.
Lindor reached a 10-year, $341 million contract extension with the Mets on Wednesday, but he'll have to wait to make his debut with his new team. The Nationals are reportedly dealing with at least one positive test for COVID-19 along with several staff members who are unavailable due to contact tracing. It's not yet clear when the two teams will be able to play.
Lindor agreed to a 10-year, $341 million contract extension with the Mets on Wednesday. Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
The two sides appeared to be at a standstill in talks with Lindor's Opening Day deadline for negotiations fast approaching, but an agreement was reached late Wednesday night. The total value of the contract is $1 million more than the extension signed by Fernando Tatis earlier this offseason, though Lindor's annual value is much higher. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the contract contains no opt-outs and a partial no-trade clause, so Lindor is essentially locked in with the Mets through his age-38 season. He'll make his debut for New York on Thursday at Washington after posting a .370/.433/.630 slash line over 60 plate appearances during spring training.
Lindor turned down a 10-year, $325 million contract extension from the Mets, Deesha Thosar of The New York Daily News reports.
The All-Star shortstop had set a deadline of Opening Day to negotiate a new deal with the Mets, and what team sources described as their "best and final offer" fell short of what Lindor was looking for, which is reportedly closer to 12 years and $400 million. While that doesn't necessarily mean he will head elsewhere in 2022, it does mean the Mets will have plenty of competition for his services next offseason. Lindor posted a blistering .370/.433/.630 slash line through 60 plate appearances this spring with four homers and a 6:6 BB:K as he prepares for his first campaign outside of Cleveland.
Lindor went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer, a walk and two runs scored against the Astros on Tuesday.
He'd been off to a bit of a slow start with the bat this spring, as the home run was Lindor's first extra-base hit of Grapefruit League play. It was a wonderful sight to behold for both Mets fans and those who've invested fantasy capital in the 27-year-old shortstop, as he turned on a fastball down and in, absolutely crushing it well over the right-field fence. Coming off the worst season of his career, Lindor has a lot to prove, so it'll be interesting to see how the Mets handle the pending free agent's contract negotiations.
Lindor and the Mets will begin discussions on a contract extension this week, Anthony Rieber and Tim Healey of Newsday report.
The shortstop, who picked up his first hit of the spring Monday, will become a free agent next offseason and has said he doesn't want contract talks to linger into the regular season, so the clock is ticking. Lindor could end up getting a deal in excess of $300 million, following in the wake of mega-deals signed by Manny Machado, Mookie Betts and Fernando Tatis in recent years, and new team owner Steve Cohen hasn't shown any qualms about opening up his wallet. Chances seem good Lindor's stint with the Mets will last longer than just the current campaign.
Lindor and the Mets reached a one-year, $22.3 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Lindor was acquired by the Mets on Jan. 7, and he won't require an arbiter with his new club after agreeing to terms on a one-year deal Friday. With a deal in place for his final year of arbitration, the two sides will now presumably begin working on a long-term deal for the star shortstop. Lindor's marks were down during the abbreviated 2020 season, and he posted a career-worst .750 OPS with eight home runs and 27 RBI while appearing in all 60 games.
Lindor was traded from Cleveland to the Mets on Thursday along with Carlos Carrasco in exchange for Amed Rosario, Andres Gimenez, Isaiah Greene and Josh Wolf, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Lindor has just one year remaining on his contract, but the Mets will be acquiring one of the best shortstops in baseball for at least that one year, though he is coming off a season in which he posted career worsts across his mediocre .258/.335/.415 slash line.
The Indians have informed several other clubs that they intend to trade Lindor prior to Opening Day, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Lindor is set to earn approximately $21 million this winter in his final year of arbitration, and the Indians are apparently eager to move him with the aims of cutting payroll for the upcoming season and getting back future assets in return for the star shortstop before he hits free agency next offseason. Though Lindor took a step back offensively in the 60-game 2020 campaign with a career-worst .750 OPS, his long track record of success at the dish coupled with the premium defense he offers should keep the Indians' asking price for the 26-year-old high. Expect a number of playoff-hopeful clubs to touch base with the Indians in trade discussions over the next few months.
Lindor went 0-for-2 with three walks, a run scored and a stolen base in a 4-3 win over the Pirates on Friday.
Mitch Keller struggled greatly with his command Friday and walked Lindor in each of his first three at-bats. The 26-year-old was able to score a run and was active on the basepaths with his sixth steal of the season. Lindor is having a down year in terms of his personal numbers at the plate but is still doing well overall as he's hitting .263/.341/.425 with eight home runs, 27 RBI and 30 runs scored in 58 games.
Lindor went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, a stolen base, a walk, four RBI and one run scored Tuesday against the Cubs.
Lindor single-handedly powered Cleveland's offense. He clubbed an RBI double in the third frame and followed that up with an RBI single two innings later. However, his biggest contribution came in the ninth inning, when he slugged a two-run home run to tie the contest. For the season, Lindor has maintained a .286/.346/.469 line with eight home runs, four steals, 24 RBI and 26 runs scored across 48 contests.
Lindor went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk during Tuesday's loss to the Royals.
The 26-year-old's two-run shot during the third inning gave Cleveland a 5-3 lead, though the bullpen was ultimately unable to hold off Kansas City. Lindor has a .287/.353/.473 slash line with seven homers, 10 doubles, 19 RBI and three stolen bases in 42 games.
Lindor went 2-for-3 with a double, walk and two runs scored in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Brewers.
Lindor started slowly this season, recording just 15 knocks in his first 65 at-bats. However, he has enjoyed a strong stretch since Aug. 11, going 30-for-93 (.323) with 10 extra-base hits over that span. In all, the shortstop is slashing a solid .280/.341/.453.
Lindor went 3-for-4 with a run scored and a double in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Royals.
Lindor's biggest hit of the game was his ninth-inning double, and he came around to score on Tyler Naquin's second homer of the game. Through 37 contests, Lindor is slashing .283/.335/.461 with six homers, 17 RBI, 19 runs scored and two stolen bases. He's hit safely in nine straight games, going 15-for-38 (.395) in that span to firmly shake off his slow start to 2020.
Lindor went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run Tuesday against the Royals.
Lindor took Matt Harvey deep in the first inning to notch his sixth homer of the campaign. The performance extended his hitting streak to eight games, four of which have been multi-hit efforts. Overall, Lindor has put together a .270/.325/.446 line with two stolen bases, 18 runs scored and 17 RBI across 160 plate appearances.
Lindor went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and a stolen base in Friday's 14-2 win over the Cardinals.
Lindor singled, stole a base and scored on a Franmil Reyes homer in the first inning. In the second, Lindor reached on a double play and scored on Carlos Santana's long ball. Lindor's final run of the game came in the sixth inning when he doubled and came home on a Reyes single. The 26-year-old shortstop is up to five homers, 15 RBI, 17 runs scored and a stolen base through 32 contests.
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