High touted prospect Francisco Lindor trips over first base in his first career hit for the Cleveland Indians
There’s nothing like breaking the ice with your new teammates by embarrassing yourself right out of the gate.
Making his much-anticipated debut for the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, Francisco Lindor sent an offering from Joakim Soria into the right field corner. It appeared to be a sure double for the 21-year-old shortstop.
That is, until Lindor stumbled and fell flat on his face as he rounded first base.
Take a look for yourself:
Fortunately, he was able to scamper back to the base to avoid further embarrassment before right fielder J.D. Martinez was able to get the ball in. Lindor immediately turned and blamed Miguel Cabrera for tripping him though, upon further review, Cabrera was a solid eight feet off the bag.
Lindor, Cabrera, the Indians’ dugout and first base umpire Chris Segal couldn’t help but laugh at the rookie. He entered the game as the designated hitter with one out in the seventh inning and struck out against Blaine Hardy.
He will likely get his first start of the season as the Tribe travels to Chicago to take on the Cubs in Wrigley tomorrow night.