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37 Tzu-Wei Lin LF

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May 11, 2021 10:32 PM
Twins' Tzu-Wei Lin: Out with undisclosed injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin is on the injured list at Triple-A St. Paul with an undisclosed injury, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The 27-year-old was up with the big club for about a week to close out April, but he saw limited action as a reserve infielder. It's not clear how long he'll be out.

May 4, 2021 01:40 PM
Twins' Tzu-Wei Lin: Clears waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin was outrighted to Triple-A St. Paul after clearing waivers over the weekend, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

The 27-year-old was up with the big club for about a week to close out April, but he saw limited action as a reserve infielder. He should get the chance to play on a near-everyday basis with St. Paul, which begins its season Tuesday.

April 30, 2021 11:04 AM
Twins' Tzu-Wei Lin: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin was designated for assignment by the Twins on Friday, s Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

Lin was with the team briefly to cover for other players who had been placed on the COVID-19 injured list. He got into just one game during his time with the team and didn't receive a single plate appearance.

April 24, 2021 04:12 PM
Twins' Tzu-Wei Lin: Contract selected by Twins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin's contract was selected by the Twins on Friday.

Lin spent parts of four seasons as an infrequently used utility player for the Red Sox before joining the Twins on a minor-league deal in December. His .223/.298/.316 career slash line through 218 plate appearances at the highest level suggests he's best used in a bench role.

March 27, 2021 09:00 PM
Twins' Tzu-Wei Lin: Sent to minor-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin was reassigned to minor-league camp Saturday.

Lin was a non-roster invitee to camp and slashed .333/.500/.533 with three doubles, one RBI and two stolen bases in 15 spring at-bats. He'll now join the team's minor-league camp ahead of the regular season and should begin the year at Triple-A St. Paul.

December 5, 2020 10:20 AM
Twins' Tzu-Wei Lin: Inks minor-league deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Saturday, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.

Lin spent the entire 2020 season on Boston's major-league roster, but he only logged 57 plate appearances over 26 games. He was unable to generate much production, slashing .154/.182/.173 with three RBI and 17 strikeouts. While it's unclear whether his deal with Minnesota includes an invitation to major-league spring training, it wouldn't be surprising to see him serve as a non-roster invitee.

October 26, 2020 04:20 PM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Outrighted to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.

Lin received 57 plate appearances for the struggling Red Sox this season and did very little with them, hitting .154/.182/.173. That dragged his career slash line down to .223/.298/.316. He's unlikely to play a major role for the Red Sox next season.

September 16, 2020 04:40 PM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Seeing few at-bats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Lin has been up with the Red Sox since Opening Day, but he's picked up only 10 starts through Boston's first 50 games. Even with the 18-31 Red Sox well removed from playoff contention, don't expect Lin to see his playing-time situation improved over the final week and a half of the regular season.

August 19, 2020 02:32 PM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Starts in center
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin started in center field and went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's 13-6 loss to the Phillies.

Jackie Bradley was scratched due to a sore right wrist, so Lin was deployed in center field for the first time in 2020. The utility infielder has played just eight career games in center, but the Red Sox didn't have many options as Andrew Benintendi (ribs) is on the injured list. Boston manager Ron Roenicke told Ian Browne of MLB.com that Bradley is feeling better, and the manager is hopeful he can return Wednesday against Philadelphia right-hander Jake Arrieta.

August 2, 2020 03:40 PM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Starts at second base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin started at second base and went 1-for-4 in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Yankees.

Lin filled in for Jose Peraza, who was given the day off after starting the first eight games. This was Lin's second start of the season; he filled in for an injured Xander Bogaerts at shortstop last Wednesday. He'll continue in a utility infielder role going forward but may not survive when rosters are trimmed. The Red Sox, who are 3-6 and missing their top two starters for the season, may decide to use the abbreviated campaign to take a deeper look at their roster. That could lead the organization to look toward the future and carry Rule 5 pick and utility infielder Jonathan Arauz instead of Lin.

July 13, 2020 10:16 AM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Plays first base Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin played first base in Sunday's intrasquad game, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

Lin handled himself well at first, making a couple of nice picks. The versatile Lin has lined up at second base, shortstop, third base and center field in his three seasons with the Red Sox, so they are confident in his ability to add a new position. He could be used as Brock Holt's replacement this season in the versatility role.

March 11, 2020 06:32 PM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Back in action Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin (hamstring) is starting at second base and batting eighth in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game versus the Rays.

The 26-year-old was shut down last week after exiting a game with left hamstring tightness, but his relatively quick return to game action indicates the injury was a minor concern. Lin seems likely to begin the 2020 season in the minors, but he figures to fill a utility role if and when he's called up.

March 4, 2020 12:32 PM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Likely to miss a few days
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin (hamstring) is expected to be shut down from baseball activities for the next two or three days, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

The Red Sox don't believe the left hamstring tightness that forced Lin out of Tuesday's game against the Yankees is a major concern, but he'll require some maintenance time before resuming workouts. Even though he injury doesn't look like it'll jeopardize Lin's availability for Opening Day, he still probably finds himself on the outside looking in for one of the Red Sox's reserve infield jobs.

March 3, 2020 02:04 PM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Leaves with hamstring tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin left Tuesday's game against the Yankees with left hamstring tightness, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

The severity of the injury is not yet clear. Lin is on Boston's 40-man roster but wasn't considered a favorite to win a roster spot even when healthy.

February 24, 2020 11:28 AM
Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin: Gets start in split-squad game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lin (concussion) is in the lineup for Monday's split-squad game against the Rays, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

Lin ended last season dealing with a concussion, but he has put the issue behind him and will make his second appearance of the spring Monday. He will man third base and hit second in Boston's batting order.

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.

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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021MIN1000000000---.000---0.000
2020BOS2652280321700.154.182.1730.355
2019BOS132034012611.200.273.3000.573
2018BOS376515161681701.246.329.4150.744
2017BOS25567150291711.268.369.3390.709
Total1021932743112215723.223.298.3160.614
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021MIN100000000
2020BOS2610912001
2019BOS1320600000
2018BOS37612700000
2017BOS25021901000
Total102936113001
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2012R-Gcl Red Sox29110212851016162842.255.341.318
2013ASX-Lowell Spinners602303452921202859124.226.311.296
2014AFX-Greenville Drive10240255922211425474107.229.315.296
2015AA-Portland Sea Dogs46173213553014162783.202.268.266
2015AFA-Salem Red Sox7328137791232342232153.281.331.366
2016AA-Portland10837239831052273455107.223.287.293
2017AA-Portland Sea Dogs48159314893519202782.302.379.491
2017AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox3514112325129112824.227.283.319
2018AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox682773385202525236434.307.362.448
2019AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox592243055111422215862.245.308.357
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-9/183
Birthdate:
02/15/1994
Age:
27
Hometown:
Kaohsiung County, Taiwan
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Minnesota Twins
College:

MLB Experience:
2