Proudly owning up: Lindor says Cohen criticism is simply

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LOS ANGELES — Francisco Lindor says first-year New York Mets proprietor Steve Cohen was proper to criticize his hitting in a tweet this week.

Cohen tweeted Wednesday about his struggling ballclub that “it is laborious to know how skilled hitters might be this unproductive.”

The Mets have misplaced seven of eight and rank twenty seventh within the majors with 459 runs regardless of a lineup stuffed with confirmed hitters.

Lindor has been among the many larger disappointments, hitting .228 with 11 homers and a .702 OPS in his first season after being acquired from Cleveland and signed to $341 million, 10-year contract.

“We have been getting that message all 12 months,” Lindor informed reporters earlier than Saturday’s sport towards the Dodgers. “We’ve not actually hit all 12 months lengthy. I have not carried out. I have not performed it. Backside line, I have not performed what I am right here to do on the subject of the offensive facet.

“Protection, they can not discuss to me. Baserunning, they can not discuss to me, both. However offensively, yeah, criticize me. Say no matter. You are proper. You are all proper. I am with them. I have not carried out.”

Supervisor Luis Rojas echoed these sentiments when requested if the crew has been urgent since Cohen’s tweet.

“No, under no circumstances. These guys are working laborious,” Rojas stated. “I made it clear the message was taken correctly. The message was to maintain working laborious and (keep) collectively. We now have loads of good hitters that have not been pretty much as good as they had been up to now they usually’re working laborious to get there.

“The message was, ‘We have to be higher.’ I do not suppose they’re urgent. I do not suppose they’re anxious as a result of the message was from Steve. I feel they took the message one of the best ways they might.”

Lindor has been on the injured checklist with a proper indirect pressure since July 17 however might return as quickly as Sunday.

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