September 2, 2017
RED SOX ACTIVATE OUTFIELDER JACKIE BRADLEY JR. FROM 10-DAY DISABLED LIST
AND RECALL INFIELDER TZU-WEI LIN FROM TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET
BOSTON, MA – Prior to today’s game against the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox activated outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. from the 10-day disabled list and recalled infielder Tzu-Wei Lin from Triple-A Pawtucket.
President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.
Bradley, 27, was placed on the 10-day disabled list on August 23 with a sprained left thumb. In 107 games for the Red Sox this season, the center fielder is batting .262 (102-for-389) with 14 home runs, 54 RBI, and 50 runs scored, while posting a .992 fielding percentage with four assists in 106 starts in center field. In seven games prior to suffering the thumb injury, he went 8-for-20 (.400) with nine RBI, hitting a solo home run in his most recent game on August 22 at Cleveland. Bradley has appeared in 501 major league games since being selected by Boston in the supplemental round of the 2011 June Draft (40th overall), batting .243 (400-for-1,647) with 54 home runs, 224 RBI, and 250 runs scored.
Lin, 23, has hit .280 (14-for-50) with two triples and a .379 on-base percentage in 19 major league games this season, making six starts apiece at third base and shortstop and two at second base. A native of Kaohsiung County, Taiwan, the left-handed hitter had never played above the Double-A level prior to being selected to the major league roster on June 24. He has also batted .266 (79-for-297) in 82 minor league games this season, his first 48 with Portland and his final 34 with the PawSox. Signed by Boston as an international free agent on June 16, 2012, Lin is one of two Taiwan-born players to appear on a major league roster for the Red Sox, joining outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin, who played nine games in 2012.
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