Thursday, June 21, 2018

Red Sox Might Have Their 2B Solution Right Under Their Noses At Pawtucket

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There's been a lot of talk lately about the Red Sox trading for a second-baseman that can be slotted in until Dustin Pedroia's return (if that ever comes to pass this season). Names like Jed Lowrie, Scooter Gennett and DJ LeMahieu have been tossed out as targets in any deal. But, aside from Eduardo Nunez and Brock Holt, there may be another internal organizational option—Tzu-Wei Lin. In 39 games so far this year for AAA Pawtucket, Lin is hitting .295—with 4 HRs and 13 RBIs. He's getting on-base at a .349 clip and is slugging at .449. Not bad for a second-sacker—and he performed well each time he was promoted to the big club. As Matt Collins of Over The Monster suggests, maybe Lin should be on the roster instead of an 8th reliever (especially one named Robby Scott, we would add). Adding Lin—and not giving up any talent for an external option—might be the best way to go for both the short and the long term.