The Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League today announced the signing of infielder Tzu-Wei Lin, a five-year MLB veteran who will begin his second season with the Ducks and 12th in professional baseball.
“Tzu-Wei impressed our coaching staff during his stint with us last season,” Ducks President/GM Michael Pfaff said on LIDucks.com. “We are excited to bring him back and fortify the middle of our infield with Major League talent.”
Although Lin joined Long Island in August of 2022, the 29-year-old made an impact, hitting .307 with three home runs, nine RBI, 11 runs, 19 hits, five doubles, one triple and a .411 on-base percentage in 17 contests.
Lin, nicknamed ‘The Tzunami’ during the early portion of his playing days in Taiwan, spilt his MLB service time between the Boston Red Sox (4 years) and Minnesota Twins (1 year). He combined to play in 102 games, hitting .223 with one homer, 12 RBI, 27 runs, 43 hits, nine doubles, three triples and 21 walks.
Lin will suit up for Chinese Taipei at the 2023 World Baseball Classic this March. The Red Sox originally inked him as an amateur free agent in 2012.
== Jerry Del Priore
Photo: Long Island Ducks.