{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

{"event":["prospect" ] }

Lindor singles, scores in Triple-A debut

|
Lindor singles, scores in Triple-A debut play video for Lindor singles, scores in Triple-A debut

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.

Teddy Cahill is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{"event":["prospect" ] }
{"event":["prospect" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español