Red Sox Press Release
Red Sox Activate Outfielder Ryan Sweeney from Seven-Day Disabled List;
Option Outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin to Triple-A Pawtucket
The Boston Red Sox today activated outfielder Ryan Sweeney from the seven-day concussion disabled list and optioned outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin to Triple-A Pawtucket. Sweeney is slated to start in center field today against the Tigers at Fenway Park.
The announcements were made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington.
The 27-year-old Sweeney suffered the injury during the game on May 19 in Philadelphia and was placed on the disabled list effective May 21. He has hit .311 (38-for-122) with 14 doubles, a triple, 12 RBI, 11 runs and five walks in 34 games with the Red Sox this season. The left-handed hitter is tied for sixth in the American League in doubles and is batting .343 (36-for-105) against right-handed pitching, eighth-best in the circuit (min. 100 PA). He made his first 22 starts of the year in right field and each of his last six have been in center. Acquired by Boston from Oakland in December, Sweeney has compiled a .285 average (466-for-1,637) with 97 doubles, 11 triples, 14 home runs, 181 RBI, 213 runs and 144 walks over 506 career Major League games with the White Sox (2006-07), Athletics (2008-11) and Red Sox (2012).
Lin, 23, appeared in five games with Boston in his second Major League stint after being recalled on May 20. The right-hander is 1-for-5 (.200) with a run scored in six games for the Red Sox overall this season, including five appearances in right field and one in center field. He made his first Major League start on May 21 in Baltimore and singled in the eighth inning for his first career hit. On April 14, Lin became the first Taiwanese-born player to appear in a game for the Red Sox and the eighth Major Leaguer from Taiwan overall in Big League history. In 36 games with the PawSox this season, including 34 contests in center field and three in right field, he is 32-for-125 (.256) with seven doubles, two home runs, 16 RBI, 13 runs, 20 walks and five stolen bases.