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Francisco Lindor gives first post-Cleveland interview

Morning news and notes for Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021

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Francisco Lindor goes on the record about his time in Cleveland and going to New York.

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In his first public comments since being traded to the New York Mets, All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor discussed being traded by Cleveland.

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“I’m excited to be with the Mets organization. I’m not against a long term. I’m not against it,” Lindor said in a news conference from Florida, wearing his new team’s royal blue cap. “It has to make sense of both sides.”

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'Respect and love': Lindor thanks Cleveland
Lindor was asked how he could best say goodbye to the only professional organization he had known. “Oh man, it’s really hard,” Lindor said. “Cleveland is home ... or was home.”

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