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38 Rusney Castillo CF
Height/Weight: 5-9/205 | Birthdate: 7/9/1987 | Birthplace: Ciego de Avila, Cuba | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Boston | College: None | MLB Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 30/11
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Report: Rusney Castillo (thumb) will play in winter ball


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2014) Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo, who had his stint in the Arizona Fall League end early due to a bruised thumb, is slated to resume playing in the Puerto Rican winter league, according to WEEI.com. Rusney will head down to Puerto Rico on Friday and hopes to play in his first game Dec. 2.

The plan is for Castillo to play get close to 100 at-bats in Puerto Rico, while playing in right and center field.


Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo done in the AFL


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2014) Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo will not play in the Arizona Fall League, according to the Providence Journal.

Castillo is dealing with a thumb injury, and the team wants to play it safe. It's unclear whether Castillo will go to Puerto Rico in order to play winter ball.


Red Sox OF Rusney Castillo day-to-day with hand/thumb injury


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/21/2014) Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo is day-to-day after suffering a bruised hand/thumb during Arizona Fall League play Monday, WEEI.com reports.

Castillo suffered the injury while getting jammed during an at-bat. He signed a $72.5-million deal in August that runs through 2020.


Red Sox issue Thursday lineup sans Rusney Castillo


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Red Sox ballyhooed rookie outfielder Rusney Castillo is not in the Thursday lineup in Pittsburgh. He had his major league debut Wednesday night and went 1 for 4.

Rusney Castillo 'satisfied' with effort in first game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Red Sox promising outfielder Rusney Castillo expressed contentedness Wednesday night after recording his first major league hit in four at-bats in a lopsided loss to Pittsburgh. His hit never left the infield, but he's not complaining.

"I'm pretty satisfield with that being my first game," he told MLB.com. "Obviously you'd like a better outcome in terms of winning the game. But I was pretty satisfied with my overall approach and the way I stepped in today and had some results."

Castillo snagged the only ball hit his way in the outfield.


Rusney Castillo not much help this year


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/17/2014) Rusney Castillo's debut for the Red Sox Wednesday night in Pittsburgh shouldn't create the mad dash to the waiver we're used to seeing for midseason callups. If you play in a traditional weekly league, you have just one more opportunity to set a lineup, and nothing he does in the next five days would compel you to switch from what you already have (outside of AL-only leagues, of course, where he's probably been owned since the day he signed).

And I suspect it won't be so noteworthy anyway. Other than the 22 at-bats he got during the minor-league playoffs, he hasn't played competitive baseball in over a year. And now, he's competing against the best the world has to offer.

But his arrival is still welcome news in Fantasy. Often, the most difficult players to assess going into a new season are the ones imported from overseas, where the competition is questionable and the available scouting reports are limited. The Red Sox are removing much of the mystery by giving us this sneak peak.

So what would be a successful debut for Castillo? My latest post to the Fantasy Baseball Today blog discusses just that. Be sure to give it a look.


Rusney Castillo to make first MLB start Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo will make the first major-league start of his career Wednesday in center field, the Boston Globe reports.

The Red Sox will get a good look at the prized international signee over the remainder of the season in anticipation of Castillo potentially manning center field full time in 2015. He inked a seven-year contract with Boston in August.


Report: Rusney Castillo expected to join Red Sox Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) The Red Sox are expected to promote outfielder Rusney Castillo from Triple-A Pawtucket Tuesday, the Providence Journal reports.

Castillo has worked his way through the minor-league system during the minors' postseason, but it appears he could make his major-league debut next week. He signed a seven-year deal with the team in late August.


Rusney Castillo moving up to Triple-A


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/8/2014) With Double-A Portland eliminated from postseason play Sunday, Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo will join Triple-A Pawtucket for its best-of-five series Tuesday, according to the Boston Herald. The Cuban defector, who was signed to a seven-year deal in late August, is still expected to reach the majors before the end of the season.

"It's a matter of him getting his timing down," Sox manager John Farrell said. "The reports have been favorable, just with the overall explosiveness, the speed, the bat speed. But still, we're looking at roughly 14-15 at-bats, I believe. He's just kind of getting back into game shape."

Castillo is 6 for 19 (.316) between two minor-league stops so far.


Rusney Castillo should make debut this season


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo will make his major-league debut in 2014, according to the Providence Journal

Castillo will be up "barring something unforseen," according to general manager Ben Cherington. Castillo is currently getting some seasoning in the minors.


Rusney Castillo moving up to Double-A


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Red Sox outfield prospect Rusney Castillo will join Double-A Portland in time to play in their first playoff game Wednesday, the Boston Herald reports.

Castillo went 0 for 3 and drew a walk in Monday's playoff game with the team's Gulf Coast League affiliate. He is expected to make his major-league debut later this month.


Rusney Castillo might start playing minor-league games soon


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo might start playing minor-league games this weekend, according to the Boston Globe

Castillo signed with the club recently, and has already obtained his work visa. He arrived at team headquarters in Florida Wednesday to begin workouts. 


Rusney Castillo cleared for games


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo has received his work visa and can play in games, according to ESPN.com. 

Castillo signed just a few days ago, and joined the team in Fort Myers to begin workouts. The visa news was confirmed by Roc Nation Sports CEO Juan Perez. 


Rusney Castillo reports for first official workout


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo, who recently signed a seven-year, $72.5 million contract, reported to the team's training complex in Florida Wednesday to go through his first official workout. Rusney stretched, jogged and played catch on a practice field.

Rusney Castillo worth flier in some leagues


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/25/2014) I touched on Rusney Castillo's potential in my latest post to the Fantasy Baseball Today blog -- how we don't really know what it is but that some of his earlier seasons in Cuba suggest it's pretty high, how the Red Sox's willingness to pay him what they did says something about their confidence in him and how Yoenis Cespedes', Yasiel Puig's and Jose Abreu's transitions should make you more comfortable investing in him (Leonys Martin not so much).

But of course, Carlos Correa has potential, too. Most Fantasy owners just want to know what Castillo can do for them right now.

I expect him to play in the big leagues in September. Since he's already signed to major-league contract, the only reason the Red Sox wouldn't throw him out there is fear of him being overmatched and losing all confidence. I don't think that's a legitimate enough fear for them not to give him a trial run, as they've already said they would.

Will it be every day? I'm sure that's the goal. If he struggles, the plan could change, but the opportunity is there. And opportunity is all you can ask for a lottery-pick type pickup. Considering he hit for average and power with speed in Cuba, why not take a gamble on him in five-outfielder leagues? In three-outfielder leagues, I can understand passing him up just because of limited roster space, but if you're playing in a league where Jorge Soler is owned, Castillo is deserving of at least the same treatment.