Cleveland Indians: Francisco Lindor trade packages for the AL West

Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) /
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Leody Taveras, Cleveland Indians
Leody Taveras #65 of the Texas Rangers (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Texas takes on Lindor

The Rangers still have Elvis Andrus under contract for a few more seasons, so adding Francisco Lindor could hinge on moving Andrus as well. On top of that, Texas is in a bit of a rebuilding phase themselves after a down 2020 season, so a long-term deal might not be their top priority.

Even so, the thought of pairing Lindor with Joey Gallo could be intriguing. The two would compliment each other well in the lineup and could play together for many years to come.

For the Indians, they would look to add the Rangers’ No. 3 prospect Leody Taveras. Playing 33 games for Texas this season, Taveras showed flashes of his potential with four home runs and eight stolen bases. However, his average was a bit lower than what you want to see, coming in at .227.

To give the deal more appeal if a long-term deal is out the window for Lindor, the Indians add Bradley Zimmer and get back infielder Jonathan Ornelas. Zimmer would help fill the void left behind by Taveras while Ornelas is a versatile player with potential that the Cleveland Indians can try and harness, much like they did with Jose Ramirez when he was coming up through the minors.

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