As trade deadline and then free agency loom, Javier Baez intrigued by thought of playing with Francisco Lindor

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(AUDACY) The Mets have been linked to Cubs infielder/outfielder Kris Bryant since this past offseason, but what about Bryant's teammate Javier Baez?

Like Bryant, Baez is set to be a free agent at season's end, and with the Cubs looking like sellers, he could be on the move before the trade deadline Friday afternoon. There haven’t been any reports linking Baez to New York, but Baez did express his desire to play alongside Mets star shortstop Francisco Lindor in the future.

“If I go to the free agency, I would like to play with Francisco Lindor,” Baez said during an interview with Mega 106.9 FM on Monday. “I loved playing with him in the World (Baseball) 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.”

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