Rusney Castillo will make his professional debut with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox on Sunday.
Rusney Castillo is expected to play for the Gulf Coast League Red Sox on Saturday if the club wins their first playoff game Friday.
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Thursday that he hasn't ruled out Rusney Castillo playing in a minor league game this weekend.
Rusney Castillo has obtained a work visa and is eligible to play in games.
Red Sox signed outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract through 2020.
The Red Sox confirmed Saturday that Rusney Castillo will spend some time in the minors before joining the team.
FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports that Rusney Castillo's contract with the Red Sox includes a clause that allows him to become a free agent after 2019.
WEEI.com's Alex Speier reports that the Red Sox have reached an agreement with Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo on a seven-year, $72.5 million contract.
MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez reports that the Red Sox are "on track" to complete a six-year, $72 million contract with Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo.
WEEI.com's Alex Speier has been told by "multiple major league teams that have been involved in the sweepstakes" that the Red Sox are the favorite to sign Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo.
Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com reports that the Red Sox and Tigers "appear to be the front-runners" for Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo "has designs on playing in the big leagues this season."
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Tigers, Red Sox and Giants are "still in the mix" for Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo.
ESPN's Buster Olney was told by two people involved in the bidding for Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo that they expect Castillo to sign with the Cubs.