The hits keep on coming for the Red Sox.
Boston already has a slew of players on the injured list and could ill-afford to lose anymore bodies. But Tzu-Wei Lin became the latest victim to injury Friday night.
During the first inning between the Red Sox and Chicago White Sox, Lin was thrown out at second base for the second out of a strike-him-out, throw-him-out. But the center fielder — who was inserted into the lineup in Jackie Bradley Jr’s. place — slid awkwardly into the bag.
Lin remained down for several minutes while he received attention from the medical staff. He got up and walked gingerly back to the dugout, but would not return to the game.
Lin was playing center field for just the seventh time as a member of the Red Sox. It certainly would be a big blow to the team if he is to miss an extended period of time, especially with Brock Holt being shut down, and Dustin Pedroia and Eduardo Nunez on the IL.
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