The Indians' No. 1 prospect, Francisco Lindor, singled and scored a run on Tuesday in his first game since being promoted to Triple-A Columbus. He helped Columbus defeat Louisville, 8-5.
Lindor, ranked No. 9 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, went 1-for-5 with a stolen base. Outfielder Carlos Moncrief, the club's No. 9 prospect, added three hits and two RBIs in the victory.
Lindor was promoted to Columbus on Monday night after beginning the season with Double-A Akron. He hit .278/.352/.389 with 25 stolen bases in 88 games with the RubberDucks. He earned a spot on both the World roster at the All-Star Futures Game and the Eastern League All-Star team.
In a corresponding move Monday, Erik Gonzalez, the Indians' No. 11 prospect, was promoted to Akron. He hit .289/.336/.409 with 15 stolen bases in 74 games at Class A Advanced Carolina. He also hit .296/.321/.481 in a brief appearance with the RubberDucks while Lindor was on the disabled list for a week in June due to a broken nose.
Gonzalez was also in the lineup for his new team Tuesday night. He went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and a run scored. He left the game after tripling in the eighth inning, but the move was simply precautionary.