Francisco Lindor is already locked in as the Mets’ shortstop of the future. The team ensured that when they signed him to a 10-year, $341 million contract extension earlier this year after acquiring him from the Cleveland Indians.
But there’s another star shortstop interested in playing alongside Lindor.
Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez would be interested in playing alongside Lindor, even if it meant playing second base, according to an interview conducted by WMEG in Puerto Rico. Adam Rubin tweeted that Baez said he would only consider shifting to second base in order to play with Lindor.
“If I go to free agency, I would like to play with Francisco Lindor,” Baez said, per Rubin. “I loved playing with him in the World Classic. It is the only option I would take to play second base if it is to play with him; otherwise I stay playing at shortstop.”