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Rusney Castillo | Outfielder

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 196
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rusney Castillo went 2-for-4 and hit his second homer Thursday as the Red Sox topped the White Sox 8-2.
Castillo wasn't doing much in Triple-A, but he's gone 5-for-12 in four games against the White Sox since being recalled Monday. He'll be an everyday guy until Mookie Betts returns and probably beyond, if he keeps hitting. Jul 30 - 11:22 PM

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

He's taking Shane Victorino's spot on the roster. Castillo disappointed earlier this season by batting just .230/.260/.544 with one home run and one stolen base in 26 games. However, he should be given another shot to man right field pretty regularly and is worth a gamble in fantasy leagues.
Jul 27 - 6:12 PM

Rusney Castillo is with the Red Sox in Toronto on Tuesday.

Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal writes that it's unclear whether he's with the team to be activated or just as Hanley Ramirez insurance. Castillo was batting .333 (7-for-21) with a homer and a double over five games since his demotion to Triple-A Pawtucket last week.
Jun 30 - 2:19 PM

Red Sox optioned OF Rusney Castillo to Triple-A Pawtucket.

The 27-year-old outfielder was batting just 230/.260/.544 with one home run and one stolen base in 26 games for Boston. Castillo has a dynamic skillset, but he's better off continuing his development on the farm at this point. He signed a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with the Red Sox last August. Alejandro De Aza has been drawing regular starts in right field.
Jun 23 - 4:40 PM

According to Sean McAdam of CSN New England, it appears Rusney Castillo has been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Castillo was spotted packing his bags in the Fenway Park clubhouse on Tuesday afternoon. The 27-year-old Cuban outfielder has batted just .230/.260/.544 with one home run and one stolen base in 26 games this season at the major league level. He'll try to work out the kinks against a lower level of competition.
Jun 23 - 4:26 PM

Rusney Castillo is not in the Red Sox' lineup for the fifth straight game on Sunday.

Castillo has started just one game over the last week. The Cuban defector has really struggled this season with an ugly .233/.263/.288 batting line and manager John Farrell is starting to prefer Alejandro De Aza in right field. De Aza is manning the position for a fourth straight day Sunday.
Jun 21 - 11:51 AM

Rusney Castillo is absent from the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

It looks like a simple day off. Alejandro De Aza is in right field while Castillo rides the pine.
Jun 19 - 4:14 PM

Rusney Castillo is not in the Red Sox' lineup Monday.

It appears to simply be a day off. Brock Holt is in field field while Castillo rides the pine.
Jun 15 - 5:00 PM

Rusney Castillo is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Orioles.

Castillo had a big game Sunday, but Red Sox manager John Farrell wants to keep Brock Holt in the lineup. He's hitting second Tuesday against Miguel Gonzalez.
Jun 9 - 3:05 PM

Rusney Castillo went 2-for-4 with his first home run Sunday in Boston's 7-4 comeback win over the A's.

Castillo cranked a leadoff solo shot in the bottom of the eighth inning that kicked off a seven-run frame for the Red Sox, who wound up sweeping the visiting A's in the three-game weekend set. Castillo also contributed an RBI single later in the eighth. He's still batting just .245/.260/.306, but there should be much better things ahead for the dynamic 27-year-old Cuban outfielder.
Jun 7 - 4:59 PM

Rusney Castillo struck out as a pinch-hitter in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader to finish the day 0-for-5 with four strikeouts.

Castillo has maybe another week to get it together or he's destined to wind up back in Triple-A. He's 8-for-38 with no extra-base hits and one walk since his callup.
Jun 3 - 9:34 PM

Rusney Castillo (shoulder) is back in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Rangers.

Castillo was held out of Wednesday's lineup due to a sore shoulder, but it's not a major concern. He's hitting ninth Thursday against right-hander Nick Martinez.
May 28 - 5:38 PM

Rusney Castillo (shoulder) said he could have played Wednesday in Boston's loss to the Twins.

But the Red Sox opted to play it safe with the 27-year-old outfielder. Castillo banged his right shoulder Tuesday while making a diving catch. He should be back in the starting lineup Thursday against the Rangers.
May 27 - 4:24 PM

Rusney Castillo is not in Wednesday's lineup due to a sore right shoulder.

Castillo banged up the shoulder while making a diving catch during Tuesday's game and couldn't get it loose Wednesday. The Red Sox think the ailment to be minor for now, so consider Casillo day-to-day. Brock Holt is in right field Wednesday.
May 27 - 11:42 AM

Rusney Castillo is not in the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.

Off to a 3-for-15 start at the plate, Castillo now been benched two out of the last three games. Brock Holt is in right field.
May 27 - 10:55 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Blake Swihart
2Ryan Hanigan
3Christian Vazquez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
3Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hanley Ramirez
CF1Mookie Betts
2Jackie Bradley
RF1Rusney Castillo
2Alejandro De Aza
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Steven Wright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Junichi Tazawa
3Craig Breslow
4Alexi Ogando
5Jean Machi
6Robbie Ross
7Justin Masterson
8Jonathan Aro
9Brandon Workman
10Anthony Varvaro