LI Ducks Ink Infielders Tzu-Wei Lin, Jose Sermo


The Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League have signed infielders Tzu-Wei Lin and Jose Sermo, today the club Tweeted.

The LI Ducks add two infielders — Tzu-Wei Lin and Jose Sermo — to the fold today.

Lin, 28, combined to play in 36 games across three minor league levels, including 28 contests at Triple-A Syracuse, totaling three homers, 10 RBI, 12 runs scored, 19 hits, four doubles, five steals and 21 walks.

Defensively, he committed just seven errors in 189 innings in the field.

Lin, nicknamed ‘The Tzunami’ during the early portion of his playing days in Taiwan, spent five seasons in MLB with the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins.

Sermo mostly recently played with the Siatama Musashi Heat Bears of Japan this season.

The 31-year-old clubbed a .298 batting average with a career-high 29 home runs, 86 RBI, 78 runs, 93 hits, 20 doubles, three triples, 88 walks, 18 stolen bases and a .455 on-base percentage with the independent Sioux City Explorers of the American Assocation in 2021.

The American Assocation named Sermo a MVP in 2018 after leading the league in RBI (81) and slugging percentage (.627), tying for second in home runs (22) and tying for third in runs scored (75) with Sioux City.

— Jerry Del Priore

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