Che-Hsuan Lin Called Up to Big Leagues From Pawtucket to Replace Injured Jacoby Ellsbury

by abournenesn

Apr 14, 2012

BOSTON — Che-Hsuan Lin was a late scratch for Friday's lineup at Triple-A Pawtucket. Now, there's an explanation for the move.

On the heels of Jacoby Ellsbury's injury, the Taiwanese outfielder received his first promotion to the big leagues. He will provide reinforcement to an outfield led by Cody Ross, Darnell McDonald and Ryan Sweeney.

"They didn't say how long, but I was excited because it took five years of working hard to get up here, and I finally got a chance to be in Boston," Lin said through a team interpreter. "I'm excited and want to help the team."

Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine indicated the move would likely be temporary, considering an ongoing injury situation in the minor leagues. All signs point to Jason Repko, who missed a few games in Triple-A with a small setback, earning a spot in Boston shortly.

Before being elevated, Lin was hitting .150 with one homer and one RBI in six games for the PawSox.

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