The 24-year-old Lin begins his fourth stint with the Red Sox this year, his first career Major League season. He has gone 1-for-6 (.167) with a run scored in seven games with Boston, including six appearances in right field and one in center field. This year, Lin became the first Taiwanese-born player to appear in a game for the Red Sox and the eighth Major Leaguer from Taiwan overall in Big League history. He went 98-for-396 (.247) with 11 doubles, five triples, two home runs, 30 RBI, 42 runs, 42 walks and 15 stolen bases in 113 regular season games with the PawSox this year. The right-handed batter also hit .308 (4-for-13) with a double, 4 RBI and two walks in five postseason games for Pawtucket. In 627 minor league games in the Boston system since signing as an international free agent on June 8, 2007, Lin has compiled a .256 average (608-for-2,379) with 92 doubles, 26 triples, 22 homers, 216 RBI, 377 runs, 303 walks and 145 stolen bases.