With the Red Sox on the cusp of a blockbuster deal that would send Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to the Dodgers, the team will have three roster spots to fill. On Saturday, the team will make a pair of moves to address two of those holes, bringing up shortstop Jose Iglesias and outfielder Che-Hsuan Lin from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Iglesias is amidst the best offensive stretch of his career. In 19 games in August, he's hitting .329 with a .402 OBP, .397 slugging mark and .800 OPS. For the year, his numbers are more modest (.266/.318/.306/.624), but that still represents a step forward for the 22-year-old from his 2011 season, in which he hit .235/.285/.269/.554.
Lin is hitting .247/.325/.314/.638 with two homers in 107 Triple-A games. The defensive wizard also made his big league debut this season, going 1-for-5 in six games.
With Beckett having been dealt, the Sox will have Aaron Cook take the hill. Cook is 3-7 with a 4.79 ERA in 11 starts.
The Sox will carry a 24-man roster for Saturday.
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