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Rusney Castillo | Outfielder

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rusney Castillo will travel to Puerto Rico this week to begin playing winter league ball, the team announced Tuesday.
Castillo incurred a thumb muscle injury during the Arizona Fall League, but it has healed in time for him to get in some more at-bats in the Puerto Rican Winter League. The 27-year-old will only play until December, the team said. Castillo will be a regular in the Red Sox outfield next season and has a skillset that should play well in fantasy leagues. Nov 25 - 7:59 PM

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Rusney Castillo (thumb) has been cleared to play in the Puerto Rican Winter League.

Castillo suffered a strained adductor muscle in his right thumb while playing in the Arizona Fall League, but he's all healed up now. The Red Sox want the outfielder to get in 100 at-bats for Criolles de Caguas. Castillo is expected to open next season as Boston's everyday center fielder.
Source: WEEI.com
Nov 14 - 11:08 AM

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Wednesday that the team has yet to decide whether Rusney Castillo (thumb) will play again this winter.

Castillo suffered a strained adductor muscle in his right thumb while playing in the Arizona Fall League. It's not a major concern, but the Red Sox could play it safe rather than have him go to the Puerto Rican Winter League as originally planned.
Nov 12 - 3:53 PM

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Tuesday that Rusney Castillo (thumb) "essentially is healed."

Castillo suffered a strained adductor muscle in his right thumb during Arizona Fall League play. The Red Sox have not yet decided whether the outfielder will play in the Puerto Rican Winter League, but the good news is that the injury doesn't seem to be an issue anymore. "He got seen yesterday in Boston. He’s fine, coming along, basically passed everything," Cherington said. "We’re going to make a determination in the next several days as to whether to continue the offseason get him back to Puerto Rico at some point. He would need a period of ramp up now, but the injury essentially is healed."
Source: WEEI.com
Nov 11 - 7:17 PM

Rusney Castillo has been diagnosed with a strained adductor muscle in his right thumb.

The injury occurred when he was jammed by a pitch in Arizona Fall League play on October 20. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Thursday that he's not sure whether Castillo will be able to play for Los Criollos de Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League.
Oct 30 - 6:51 PM

Rusney Castillo (hand, thumb) will not play again in the Arizona Fall League.

Castillo bruised his right hand/thumb when he was jammed by a pitch on October 20 and the Red Sox want to play it safe. He's on the roster for Los Criollos de Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League, but it's unclear whether he'll participate.
Oct 30 - 5:16 PM

Rusney Castillo (hand, thumb) is on the roster for Los Criollos de Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League.

And the season starts Thursday, but it's not clear yet when Castillo will be able to play. He bruised his hand and thumb when he was jammed by a pitch on October 20 in the Arizona Fall League and the Red Sox want him to be fully healed before he returns to action. The 27-year-old center fielder is in a holding pattern for now.
Source: Boston Globe
Oct 30 - 9:37 AM

Rusney Castillo (hand, thumb) is unlikely to return to action in the Arizona Fall League.

Castillo bruised his hand and thumb when he was jammed by a pitch on October 20. It's believed that he'll simply need rest, but there likely won't be enough time for him to return to the Arizona Fall League and he might not even participate in winter ball in Puerto Rico. The Red Sox have yet to make an official decision on his status.
Source: WEEI.com
Oct 28 - 3:33 PM

Rusney Castillo suffered a minor hand injury Monday in the Arizona Fall League.

Castillo will likely sit out much of this week as a precautionary measure, but he should ultimately be fine. The 27-year-old center fielder is batting .278/.333/.361 with three doubles, three walks, and six strikeouts in 39 plate appearances for the Surprise Saguaros. With good power and speed, he has the potential to carry significant fantasy value in 2015.
Source: WEEI
Oct 21 - 5:47 PM

Rusney Castillo belted his second home run, but it wasn't enough for the Red Sox to overcome the Yankees on Friday night in Boston.

The Cuban sensation victimized Shawn Kelley with a solo shot to left field in the seventh inning, pulling the Red Sox to within a run at 3-2, but that would be as close as they'd get. He's impressed in his limited time in Boston, slashing .267/.313/.500 with two homers and five RBI and a pair of stolen bases in his first eight games.
Sep 26 - 10:32 PM

Rusney Castillo went 2-for-4 with a double and a three-run home run -- the first of his major league career -- as the Red Sox trampled the Rays on Thursday.

Rusney crushed a Steve Geltz offering into the seats above the Green Monster to register his first career home run. The third inning blast extended the Red Sox lead to 7-1, which was more than enough for Allen Webster. Castillo had hit only four singles in 25 plate appearances entering the contest, but the Sox obviously expect plenty more like Thursday night's performance.
Sep 25 - 10:45 PM

Rusney Castillo will make his Fenway Park debut Tuesday against the Rays.

Castillo will start in center field and bat sixth against Alex Cobb. The 27-year-old outfielder is 4-for-16 (.250) with two strikeouts and a stolen base over his first four games in the majors.
Sep 23 - 3:18 PM

Rusney Castillo is not in the Red Sox starting lineup Thursday night against the Pirates.

Castillo will get a day off after netting one infield single in four at-bats Wednesday in his major league debut. The 27-year-old will be eased along over these final 10 games. Jackie Bradley Jr. is starting in center field on Thursday in Pittsburgh.
Sep 18 - 3:12 PM

Red Sox recalled OF Rusney Castillo from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Castillo batted .282 with one homer and two stolen bases over 39 at-bats in the minors and will now get a look with the big club. He hasn't played regularly in a while, but Castillo will see the bulk of the at-bats in center field down the stretch and his power/speed combo makes him worth a shot in all formats. He's hitting seventh Wednesday in his debut.
Sep 17 - 1:19 PM

WEEI.com's Rob Bradford reports that Rusney Castillo will play in both the Arizona Fall League and the Puerto Rican Winter League this offseason.

The Red Sox want him to knock some rust off, as it's been a while since he played regularly in Cuba. Castillo got in nearly 50 at-bats in the minors for the Red Sox and will be promoted to the big club Wednesday. The 27-year-old will be given a chance next spring training to win an Opening Day roster spot.
Source: WEEI.com
Sep 17 - 12:18 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2Ryan Hanigan
3Dan Butler
4Blake Swihart
1B1Mike Napoli
2Allen Craig
3Travis Shaw
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Sean Coyle
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Garin Cecchini
LF1Hanley Ramirez
2Brock Holt
3Bryce Brentz
CF1Rusney Castillo
2Jackie Bradley
RF1Shane Victorino
2Mookie Betts
3Daniel Nava
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Joe Kelly
5Justin Masterson
6Anthony Ranaudo
7Brandon Workman
8Eduardo Rodriguez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Anthony Varvaro
5Tommy Layne
6Heath Hembree
7Drake Britton
8Edwin Escobar
9Steven Wright
10Matt Barnes
11Zeke Spruill
12Nestor Molina