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5 Tzu-Wei Lin 2B

Boston Red Sox

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
200.200131
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018BOS376515161681701.329.415.246
2019BOS132034012611.273.300.200

Player Updates

September 7, 2019 06:24 PM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Dealing with concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin has been diagnosed with a concussion, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

Lin, who last played with Pawtucket on Aug. 26, was scheduled to be evaluated by the medical staff Saturday. The 25-year-old Lin is on the 40-man roster and will presumably join the Red Sox later this month if he's able to pass concussion protocol.

July 1, 2019 10:24 PM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Activated and sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin (shoulder) was activated off the 10-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday.

Lin landed on the injured list in early May with a knee sprain, but he also had his rehab interrupted in mid-June due to a right shoulder impingement. The 25-year-old has been playing rehab games at Pawtucket over the last week and will remain there now that he's healthy.

June 18, 2019 10:52 PM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Sustains shoulder injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin (knee) was pulled from his rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket due to a right shoulder impingement, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.

Lin began a minor-league rehab assignment June 8 while making his return from a knee sprain, but he's now dealing with the shoulder issue. The 25-year-old appeared to be nearing his activation but after the setback has no timeline for his return.

June 8, 2019 04:40 PM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Ready for rehab stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin (knee) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, PawSox play-by-play announcer Mike Monaco reports.

Lin went down in early May with a strained MCL and a bone bruise in his left knee, but he's been able to ramp up his activity without issue. The 25-year-old has been taking batting practice with Pawtucket for a week and is now ready for game action. Lin figures to return to a bench role for Boston once healthy, seeing only sporadic opportunities around the infield.

May 6, 2019 11:08 PM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Receives diagnosis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin was determined to have a strained MCL as well as a bone bruise in his left knee, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.

Manager Alex Cora said Lin will be "out for a while," but felt the injury is not as bad as it initially appeared. Eduardo Nunez was recently activated off the injured list and steps into the role Lin had been filling.

May 4, 2019 11:16 AM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Hits IL with knee sprain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a left knee sprain, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Lin suffered the injury Friday and flew back to Boston to be further evaluated. He is without a timetable to return. The Red Sox will swap out utility players, with Eduardo Nunez coming off the injured list in a corresponding move.

May 4, 2019 12:00 AM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Heading to IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin (knee) will be placed on the injured list Saturday, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.

Lin suffered a sprained left knee during Friday's game against the White Sox, and the issue will force him to miss at least 10 days. According to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe, the infielder will fly back to Boston for further evaluation, at which point a more concrete timetable for his return will hopefully emerge. In a corresponding move, Eduardo Nunez (back) will be activated from the injured list prior to Saturday's game.

May 3, 2019 09:24 PM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Removed with knee soreness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin was removed from Friday's game against the White Sox with left knee soreness, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.

Lin suffered the injury while attempting to steal during the second inning Friday. The severity of the issue is not yet known, as the utility man is still be evaluated.

May 3, 2019 09:04 PM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Exits with apparent injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin exited Friday's game against the White Sox with an apparent lower-body injury, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.

Lin appeared to injure himself on a steal attempt in the second inning, and he was subsequently removed prior to taking the field during the bottom half of the frame. Steve Pearce took his place in the outfield.

April 20, 2019 11:24 PM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Gets second straight start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin will start at second base and bat eighth Saturday against the Rays, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Though Michael Chavis received more attention of Boston's two infield callups Friday, it's Lin who has entered the starting nine in the Red Sox's subsequent two games. While Chavis offers intriguing power, he's rather inexperienced at the keystone and may rank only as an insurance option at the position while the Red Sox contend with a slew of injuries. That may leave Lin to act as the team's primary option at second base until one of Dustin Pedroia (knee), Brock Holt (eye) or Eduardo Nunez (back) is activated.

April 19, 2019 01:48 PM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Rejoins major-league club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.

Lin returns to the Red Sox after a brief stay at Triple-A with Dustin Pedroia (knee) and Eduardo Nunez (back) both on the injured list. Lin and top prospect Michael Chavis -- who was also promoted Friday -- should fill in at second base for Boston in the meantime.

April 9, 2019 11:48 AM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Loses spot on active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Red Sox optioned Lin to Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.

With Dustin Pedroia (knee) returning from the 10-day injured list to make his season debut in Tuesday's home opener versus the Blue Jays, Eduardo Nunez will transition into the utility role that had been Lin's domain in recent days. The 25-year-old Lin appeared in just one game during his brief stay in Boston but should take on an everyday role upon returning to Pawtucket.

April 6, 2019 11:56 AM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Back in majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Brock Holt (scratched cornea) and Dustin Pedroia (knee) are both on the injured list, so Lin will serve as Boston's utility infielder while Eduardo Nunez gets starts at second base in the short term.

March 23, 2019 05:32 PM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Lin has performed capably enough when called on in a reserve role for the Red Sox over the last two seasons, hitting .256/.348/.380 in 62 games. He's likely looking at a similar situation again this season.

March 6, 2019 07:12 PM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Continues hot spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and three RBI in Tuesday's spring win over the Nationals.

Lin could not have asked for a better start to spring training as he is 7-for-16 with four runs, five RBI, three doubles and a home run through six games. The 25-year-old had a respectable .744 OPS in 37 games for the Red Sox in 2018, and is coming off the best minor-league season of his career with a .307/.362/.448 slash line at Triple-A Pawtucket.

September 1, 2018 12:32 PM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Recalled from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday.

With rosters expanding, Lin will join the Red Sox for the stretch run to provide infield depth. The 24-year-old posted a solid .307/.362/.448 line with the PawSox this season, though he's struggled to a .182/.265/.227 line in 20 games with the big club.

August 4, 2018 10:36 AM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Dealing with rib injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin is dealing with sore ribs, Christoper Smith of MassLive.com reports.

Lin has not played the last two games for Triple-A Pawtucket due to the injury, which is presumably the reason why he wasn't called up to Boston to replace the injured Ian Kinsler (hamstring). The Red Sox called up Tony Renda from Triple-A Pawtucket to fill Kinsler's spot on the active roster.

August 1, 2018 03:01 PM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Optioned to Pawtucket
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin was sent down to Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, Sean McAdam of the BostonSportsJournal.com reports.

Lin was cast off the active roster in order to make room for Ian Kinsler. Since there's no real need for another utility man on the Red Sox's roster, don't be surprised if Lin remains at the Triple-A level until rosters expand in September.

July 29, 2018 01:01 PM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Promoted from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Red Sox recalled Lin from Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday.

Lin assumes the active roster spot of Rafael Devers (hamstring), who was placed on the 10-day disabled list in a corresponding move. Though Lin will be an option to replace Devers at third base, the Red Sox may opt to take a committee approach to the position, as Eduardo Nunez, Brock Holt and Blake Swihart are all capable of manning the hot corner as needed. Swihart will receive the nod at third base in the series finale Sunday against the Twins, according to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe.

July 24, 2018 05:00 PM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Sent back down
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

The Red Sox needed to clear a roster spot for Tuesday's starter, Drew Pomeranz, and Lin made sense, given he was serving in a deep utility role. He will likely return to the majors to fill a similar role at some point this season.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs RHP1320 .214 .231 .154
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2017BOS25567150291711 .369 .339 .268
2018BOS376515161681701 .329 .415 .246
2019BOS132034012611 .273 .300 .200
2020BOS0000000000 --- --- ---
Total 75141253519194023 .338 .369 .248
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2017BOS2B10316412031.000
2017BOS3B961211012 .917
2017BOSSS6618216021.000
2018BOS2B421284031.000
2018BOS3B11404001.000
2018BOSSS23958183738 .948
2018BOSOF6121010 .500
2019BOS2B8423149051.000
2019BOSSS21303001.000
2019BOSOF1100000 ---
Total  66341484895523 .966
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2017BOS021901000
2018BOS612700000
2019BOS20600000
2020BOS00000000
Total 835201000
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012R-Gcl Red Sox29110212851016162842 .341 .318 .255
2013ASX-Lowell Spinners602303452921202859124 .312 .296 .226
2014AFX-Greenville Drive10240255922211425474107 .315 .296 .229
2015AA-Portland Sea Dogs46173213553014162783 .268 .266 .202
2015AFA-Salem Red Sox7328137791232342232153 .331 .367 .281
2016AA-Portland10837239831052273455107 .287 .293 .223
2017AA-Portland Sea Dogs48159314893519202782 .379 .491 .302
2017AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox3514112325129112824 .283 .319 .227
Total 50118682504497719131812013306932 .306 .323 .240
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-9/183
Birthdate:
2/15/1994
Age:
25
Hometown:
Kaohsiung County, Taiwan
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Boston Red Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
3