According to our own DTTWLN sources, Francisco Lindor will be promoted from Triple-A Columbus on Sunday morning and added to the Indians 40-man and 25-man roster. Lindor is expected to be in uniform in Detroit and likely in the lineup.
The story was first tweeted by Yahoo Sports, Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan):
Source: Francisco Lindor move to big leagues imminent. He’s expected to join Cleveland for series in Detroit.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 14, 2015
DTTWLN sources were able to confirm that Lindor will be promoted on Sunday morning. After the Minnesota Twins announced they would be promoting Byron Buxton on Saturday afternoon, Lindor became the highest rated prospect by MLB.com to not be called to the big leagues in 2015. He is currently hitting .279 with two home runs and 26 runs scored at Triple-A Columbus this year.
Lindor has been the Indians’ top prospect since he was drafted as the eighth pick in the 2011 First Year Player Draft. He has reached base in 17 straight games, posting a .333 batting average and .390 on-base percentage during that span and was named the International League Player of the Week last week.
He is expected to be in an Indians uniform on Sunday and likely playing shortstop. Cleveland has received considerable heat while Kris Bryant, Carlos Correa, Joey Gallo and Buxton were all promoted before Lindor. The Indians have denied that Lindor’s promotion was tied to his Super 2 Arbitration status, but Zack Meisel reported in Saturday’s Cleveland.com story that Lindor would not be eligible for Super 2 any longer.
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