|Date of Birth||9/7/1984|
|Hometown||La Habana, Cuba|
|Previous Team||Vaqueros Lagunas (AAA Mexican League)|
An 11-year veteran, Linares brings a plethora of experience to the Canaries. He spent four years in the Cuban National Series before defecting to the United States, where he was signed by the Boston Red Sox. Linares rose quickly through the ranks, and played 83 ballgames for AAA Pawtucket over the course of three seasons. He had spent the last four seasons making appearances in the Venezualan, Dominican, and Mexican Leagues before being signed by Sioux Falls.
Linares brings a big bat to the lineup, as he has produced 202 doubles, 133 home runs, and 567 RBIs in his 11 year career. He also holds a career batting average of .302