Indians send top prospect Francisco Lindor to Triple-A

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Francisco Lindor had an impressive spring, but as expected the Indians have sent the 21-year-old shortstop to Triple-A.

Baseball America, MLB.com, and Baseball Prospectus all ranked Lindor as a top-10 overall prospect this year and he hit .297 with two homers and six total extra-base hits in 16 spring training games for a .902 OPS.

However, the plan all along has been for Jose Ramirez to keep the shortstop position warm for Lindor, who seems on track to arrive in June or so. Lindor’s minor-league numbers haven’t been eye-popping, but he’s been incredibly young for every level of competition and last season held his own between Double-A and Triple-A as a 20-year-old.