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Indians sign Lindor

August 16, 2011
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Francisco Lindor
The Indians have announced that they have signed 1st round pick shortstop Francisco Lindor. The deal is for a reported $2.9 million.

The Clermont, Florida native hit.528 (28-53) during his senior season at Montverde (FL) Academy High School with 31 runs scored, 6HR, 13 RBI and 20 steals in 21 attempts. Fifteen (15) of his twenty-eight (28) hits went for extra bases. The switch-hitting shortstop was a Rawlings First Team All-American in 2011 and won the home run hitting contest at the Aflac All-American Game in August of 2010 in San Diego’s PETCO Park.

Lindor is 17 years old and was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico before moving to the Orlando, FL area when he was 12 years old. He is 5-11 and weighs 170 pounds. In 2009 he helped Under-16 Team USA to a gold medal in Taiwan by hitting .500 with three triples and six steals.

To view all signings and the 2011 Draft recap click on the "Draft" tab at the top of the page, then "Draft History" and then "2011". Here is the direct link to it.

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