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Juan Carlos Linares | Outfielder

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/7/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Red Sox released OF Juan Carlos Linares.
The Red Sox once had high hopes for the Cuban defector, but the 29-year-old stalled in the minors, hitting just .266/.344/.425 with eight homers between Double- and Triple-A last year. He should be able to find a job elsewhere. Wed, Apr 2, 2014 02:21:00 PM

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Juan Carlos Linares left Tuesday's Grapefruit League game with an apparent injury.

No word on the extent of the injury, but Linares hurt himself after chasing a ball in the left-center field gap. The 28-year-old Cuban defector is expected to begin the season in the minors.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 02:02:00 PM

J.C. Linares went 2-for-4 and homered off Kyle Gibson in Boston's 2-1 defeat of Minnesota on Saturday.

Linares, a 28-year-old Cuban defector, is in camp as a non-roster player after hitting .316/.364/.510 with 16 homers in 412 at-bats between Double- and Triple-A last year. He's a pretty good defensive outfielder, so if he can keep his average up again this year, perhaps he'll earn a look at some point. A future as a bench player is a possibility.
Sat, Mar 2, 2013 04:49:00 PM

Red Sox outfield prospect Juan Carlos Linares is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to repair torn ligaments in his ankle.

Linares was batting .233/.281/.500 with three home runs for Triple-A Pawtucket when he went down with the injury. The Cuban defector doesn't project as much more than a borderline starter.
Tue, May 10, 2011 08:50:00 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of, teams looking for a right-handed hitting outfielder are asking the Red Sox about prospect center fielder Juan Carlos Linares.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox aren't inclined to trade him, as they see him as depth at the Triple-A level. Linares, 26, signed for $750,000 after defecting from Cuba in 2009. Though he didn't do much in his time between rookie ball and Double-A last season, many were impressed by his play during the Arizona Fall League.
Mon, Mar 14, 2011 10:32:00 PM

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