Francisco Lindor makes MLB debut on same day he appears in Triple-A win (technically)
Lindor goes 2-for-4 in two games on day of MLB debut?
No matter how highly touted they are, prospects only get to make their MLB debut once, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're limited to a single boxscore appearance on that day, as Indians infield phenom Francisco Lindor proved on Sunday (without the help of a doubleheader).
The 21-year-old shortstop of the future and No. 3 overall prospect made his MLB debut for the Indians in Detroit, striking out in his first at-bat as a pinch-hitter for the Tribe. Meanwhile, his former teammates of the Tribe's Triple-A affiliate -- the Columbus Clippers -- resumed a suspended game from Saturday night, in which Lindor had started 1-for-2 with a stolen base.
That's right -- Lindor was featured in two boxscores on Sunday as the Indians lost to the Tigers, 8-1, and the Clippers shut out the Syracuse Chiefs, 3-0. Lindor later singled in his second career at-bat for the Tribe:
So his total line for games ending on June 14, 2015, reads: 2-for-4, SB.
Welcome to the show, kid.