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FILE  -  In this Sept. 28, 2019 file photo Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor warms up before a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Washington. Lindor insists he wants to stay in Cleveland. The Indians would like that, too. Money, though, could get in the way. The four-time All-Star shortstop reiterated in Arizona that he would prefer to play with the Indians beyond 2021 when his contract expires. The Indians have made long-term offers to him in the past and will continue negotiations. But the deeper in the season it gets, the more the club will have to consider trading Lindor or watch him walk away as a free agent. The Indians held their first full-squad workout of training camp on Monday, Feb. 17 2020. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Indians' Lindor: "I want to win here. I want to stay here."

Feb. 17, 2020 6:42 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Arizona (AP) — For now, Francisco Lindor isn't going anywhere. And, if he had his way, he'd never leave Cleveland. “My approach this year is winning here,’’ the four-time All-Star shortstop said Monday following the Indians' first full-squad workout of training camp....

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. looks on from the dugout during the fifth inning of A baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in San Diego. Tatis Jr. has become one of major league baseball's most exciting young players, showing an instinct and aggressiveness that make it hard to believe he's only 20. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez, File)

Tingler: Padres star Tatis Jr. to remain at shortstop

Feb. 12, 2020 5:35 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. will continue to make his diving, spinning moves at shortstop rather than in center field, rookie San Diego Padres manager Jayce Tingler said Wednesday. Tingler said he has no plans to give the Padres’ most dynamic player even a few spring training reps in...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning of Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game in New York. The Twins enter spring training emboldened by their 101-win season in 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

AL Central teams at the start of spring training

Feb. 7, 2020 1:42 PM EST

A team-by-team look at the American League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad: ___ Minnesota Twins Manager: Rocco Baldelli (second season). 2019: 101-61, first place, lost to Yankees in...

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor relays to first after fielding a ground ball during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Washington. Lindor's unsettled future with Cleveland hangs over the team like a darkening storm cloud. And when he and the Indians arrive at training camp later this month in Goodyear, Ariz., the 27-year-old's situation will likely be a daily topic until there is some resolution.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Indians head to Arizona with Lindor, numerous questions

Feb. 6, 2020 1:36 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor swears he hasn't listened to any of the trade rumors swirling around him this winter. The All-Star shortstop might not be able to avoid them this spring. Lindor's unsettled future with Cleveland hangs over the team like a darkening storm cloud. And when he and the Indians...

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 file photo, Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor throws out Washington Nationals' Adam Eaton at first base to end the eighth inning of a baseball game in Washington. Francisco Lindor's future with the Indians was already unclear and uncertain. The four-time All-Star shortstop, who has been the subject of trade rumors because Cleveland will probably never be able to offer him a long-term contract offer close to what he'll one day get as a free agent, made some contradictory comments while discussing his situation, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

All-Star Lindor's future with Indians clouded in uncertainty

Feb. 1, 2020 4:51 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor's future with the Indians was already unclear and uncertain. On Saturday, it got even more confusing. The four-time All-Star shortstop, who has been the subject of trade rumors because Cleveland will probably never be able to offer him a long-term contract close to what he...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts hits an RBI-double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Boston. Betts has agreed to a $27 million contract with the Red Sox. It is the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Betts' $27M, Bryant's $18.6M skip arbitration with big deals

Jan. 10, 2020 9:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Outfielder Mookie Betts agreed Friday to a $27 million contract with the Boston Red Sox, the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player, while Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant got an $18.6 million, one-year deal. Cincinnati pitcher Trevor Bauer struck a $17.5 million...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor (12) bats against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning of a baseball game, in Chicago. Francisco Lindor's status with the Indians has been slightly upgraded. Team president Chris Antonetti said Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, that he's more confident that the All-Star shortstop will be in Cleveland's lineup to start the season after the Indians didn't receive a trade proposal over the past few weeks that made sense. (AP Photo/David Banks, File)

Indians, All-Star Lindor reach $17.5 million deal for 2020

Jan. 10, 2020 6:29 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Shortstop Francisco Lindor avoided salary arbitration and agreed Friday to a $17.5 million, one-year contract with the Cleveland Indians, who have so far rejected trade offers for the four-time All-Star. Lindor received the second-largest one-year deal for a player in his second season of...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor (12) bats against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning of a baseball game, in Chicago. Francisco Lindor's status with the Indians has been slightly upgraded. Team president Chris Antonetti said Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, that he's more confident that the All-Star shortstop will be in Cleveland's lineup to start the season after the Indians didn't receive a trade proposal over the past few weeks that made sense. (AP Photo/David Banks, File)

Indians more confident star Lindor begins season with them

Jan. 8, 2020 4:02 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor's status with the Indians has been slightly upgraded. Team president Chris Antonetti said Wednesday he's more confident the All-Star shortstop will be in Cleveland's lineup to start the season after the Indians didn't receive a trade proposal to their liking over the past...

AP Source: Indians, 2B Hernandez agree on 1-year contract

Dec. 23, 2019 1:29 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Free agent second baseman Cesar Hernandez has agreed to a one-year, $6.25 million contract with the Cleveland Indians, a person familiar with with negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday. Hernandez, who spent the past seven seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, must past a...