2017-06-26 / Sports

No way, Tzu-Wei Lin to Boston

FROM STAFF REPORTS

PORTLAND — The Boston Red Sox have promoted Sea Dogs INF/OF Tzu-Wei Lin to their active roster.  Lin was added to Boston’s 40-man roster and will wear No. 73 and becomes the 9thSea Dog as a Red Sox affiliate to make the jump to Boston from Double-A.

Lin hit .302 (48-for-159) with a career-high 5 homers and 19 RBI in 48 games with the Sea Dogs. During his last three games, Ling went 8-for-13 (.615), HR, 2 RBI and 2 triples, picking up his first career five-hit game on June 21st at Erie.

The Taiwanese native reached base safely in 24 consecutive games from April 10-24, and had a team-high 15-game hitting streak from April 10-May3: 21-for-55 (.396). Entering 2017, Lin had only 6 career homers in 1,568 at-bats).

The Boston Red Sox signed Lin as an international free agent on June 16, 2012. In 2010, he won tournament MVP after hitting .607 in 7 games for Taiwan at the World Junior Championship.  Following the 2012 season, rated by Baseball America as the fastest base runner in the Gulf Coast League.

Previous eight players to go from Portland to Boston: Andrew Benintendi (2016) & Yoan Moncada (2016), Jackie Bradley Jr. (2013), Josh Reddick (2009), Justin Masterson (2008), David Pauley (2006), Hanley Ramirez (2005) and Abe Alvarez (2004).

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