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Red Sox recall infielder Lin, option lefty Scott

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BOSTON -- Prior to Saturday night's game against the Mariners, the Red Sox recalled infielder Tzu-Wei Lin from Triple-A Pawtucket. To make room for Lin on the 25-man roster, the club optioned left-handed pitcher Robby Scott to Pawtucket.

Lin, 24, is making his second appearance with the Major League club this season, having gone 6-for-32 (.188) with two doubles in 14 games for Boston from April 10-May 3. He was batting .188 for the PawSox through May 22, but he has since raised his batting average to .299 by going 40-for-116 (.345) with 10 doubles and three home runs in his last 28 games, hitting safely in 25 of those, including in 16 consecutive games from May 27-June 14.

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BOSTON -- Prior to Saturday night's game against the Mariners, the Red Sox recalled infielder Tzu-Wei Lin from Triple-A Pawtucket. To make room for Lin on the 25-man roster, the club optioned left-handed pitcher Robby Scott to Pawtucket.

Lin, 24, is making his second appearance with the Major League club this season, having gone 6-for-32 (.188) with two doubles in 14 games for Boston from April 10-May 3. He was batting .188 for the PawSox through May 22, but he has since raised his batting average to .299 by going 40-for-116 (.345) with 10 doubles and three home runs in his last 28 games, hitting safely in 25 of those, including in 16 consecutive games from May 27-June 14.

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Lin has spent his entire professional career in the Boston system since signing as an international free agent in June 2012. In 39 Major League games since his 2017 debut, the infielder has hit .239 (21-for-88) while making 13 starts at shortstop, six at third base and five at second base.

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Scott, 28, was recalled by the Red Sox on June 19 and made his lone Major League appearance of the season that night at Minnesota, allowing two runs in one-third of an inning. He has made 24 relief appearances for the PawSox this season, posting a 1.48 ERA (4 ER/24 1/3 IP) with 36 strikeouts, a 1.03 WHIP, and a .187 opponents' batting average.

Twenty of his 24 appearances have been scoreless, including 13 of his last 14. Since May 5, Scott has posted a 0.61 ERA (1 ER/14 2/3 IP) while holding opponents to a .137 batting average (7-for-51) and zero home runs. Signed by the Red Sox as a non-drafted free agent in 2011, he is 3-2 with a 3.64 ERA (17 ER/42 IP) in 65 career Major League relief appearances (2016-18), having made his first career Opening Day roster with Boston in 2017.

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