Red Sox close to signing Tzu-Wei Lin

Red Sox close to signing Tzu-Wei Lin
June 14, 2012, 7:50 pm

The Red Sox are close to signing Taiwanese short stop Tzu-Wei Lin of Taiwan, according to reports. Lin probably isn't going to do all that much damage at the dish with his power, but he was ranked 18th out of this year's top 20 international prosepcts back in April, according to MLB.com.

From Hardball Talk:
Lin, a left-handed hitter, was rumored to be signing with the Yankees in 2010, but at 16 then, Taiwan declared him too young to turn pro. Now 18, he's set to receive a bonus about six times as great as the one the Yankees were set to give him.

Here's a scouting video of Lin in case you haven't seen him. We assume you haven't.

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