The Astros claimed former Red Sox OF Che-Hsuan Lin off waivers today, and designated Enerio Del Rosario for assignment in the corresponding move.
Lin, a 24-year old 6'0" 180lb RHB out of Taiwan, signed as an amateur free agent in 2007 with Boston. He spent most of 2012 with Triple-A Pawtucket, hitting .247/.323/.316, with 65K:42BB in 445 plate appearances. His minor-league best was in 2010, when at Double-A Portland, he hit .275/.386/.343, with 63K:72BB.
Enerio Del Rosario, a waiver claim made by Ed Wade from Cincinnati at the end of the 2010 season, had a 6.01 ERA / 1.84 WHIP in 75 appearances - all out of the bullpen - for the Astros. In 19IP for Houston in 2012, Del Rosario allowed 34H/19ER, 11K:7BB for a nice round 9.00 ERA / 2.16 WHIP.