Infielder Tzu-Wei Lin has agreed to a take care of the TSG Hawks of the Chinese language Skilled Baseball League (hat tip to CPBL Stats on Twitter). Lin had been enjoying with the Lengthy Island Geese of the unbiased Atlantic League, and the Geese announced yesterday that the Hawks had bought the 29-year-old’s contract.
It’s a homecoming for Lin, because the Hawks play in Lin’s birthplace of Kaohsiung. Nonetheless, the signing marks Lin’s skilled debut in Taiwan, as he has spent virtually his complete professional profession in North America since signing with the Pink Sox for a $2.05MM bonus in 2012. Most of that point was spent in Boston’s group, together with 101 Main League video games with the Sox from 2017-20. The Pink Sox outrighted Lin off their roster following the 2020 marketing campaign and he caught on with the Twins on a minor league deal, then showing in a single MLB sport throughout the 2021 season.
That marked Lin’s final journey to the Present, as he spent the remainder of 2021 at Minnesota’s Triple-A affiliate, and he then performed within the Mets’ farm system all through 2022 with out one other call-up. The Mets launched Lin in August 2022 and he caught on with Lengthy Island, plus he spent a while over the winter within the Australian Baseball League.
Lin purchased a variety of versatility to the desk throughout his huge league profession, showing at each place besides first base whereas primarily suiting up as a center infielder. He hit .223/.298/.316 over 218 plate appearances within the majors, and likewise didn’t contribute a lot on the plate (.245/.317/.337) over 2828 PA within the affiliated minor leagues. Lin did hit very properly throughout his stint with the Geese, and it could possibly be that he may hold this sizzling hitting getting in entrance of the hometown followers in Kaohsiung.