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Rusney Castillo | Outfielder

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 196
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Red Sox manager John Farrell said Thursday that Rusney Castillo's oblique injury feels "much better."
Castillo was diagnosed with a strained left oblique muscle Wednesday after leaving an exhibition game Tuesday night with some pain in his side. It's thought to be a minor strain, and it shouldn't affect his readiness for the beginning of the 2015 regular season. Castillo is battling Mookie Betts for the starting center field gig. The 27-year-old Cuban will carry big-time fantasy value if he's getting regular playing time. Mar 5 - 3:09 PM

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Rusney Castillo will miss at least one week with a left oblique strain.

Castillo felt some pain in his side during Tuesday's game and was examined by team doctors Wednesday morning. He appeared relieved at the diagnosis, but he'll still have to miss some time. Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley, Jr. will get most of the playing time in center field for now.
Mar 4 - 12:07 PM

Rusney Castillo got his left side checked out by team doctors on Wednesday morning and said it's "nothing serious."

Castillo felt some pain in his left side in his final at-bat Tuesday, but fortunately it sounds like it's not something like an oblique strain. He expects to be available Thursday, so he shouldn't be losing any playing time as he competes with Mookie Betts for the starting center field job.
Mar 4 - 8:37 AM

Rusney Castillo felt some pain in his left side in his final at-bat of Tuesday's spring game.

Castillo will be examined by Red Sox doctors on Wednesday morning. The 27-year-old Cuban is battling Mookie Betts for the starting center field job. Betts played in the early game Tuesday against Northeastern University and Castillo played the late-afternoon tilt versus Boston College. A spring trade of Shane Victorino could open regular playing time for both Castillo and Betts.
Mar 3 - 6:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Sunday that Rusney Castillo and Mookie Betts are "going to get equal playing time" during spring training.

Farrell has already promised right field to Shane Victorino as long as he's healthy (admittedly a pretty iffy proposition), so that leaves Castillo and Betts to battle for the center field job. "Like we said at the outset of camp, we'll take all of camp to determine that," said Farrell. "They're going to get equal playing time. But I think it's important they both get comfortable with the combination of the guys on the flank because of communication, the responsibilities for balls in the gap, fly ball communication and those priorities." Castillo got a $72.5 million contract last August and then batted .333/.400/.528 in a late-season cup of coffee. Betts was also terrific and did it over a bigger sample size, but he's five years younger than Castillo and probably likelier to open the year in the minors. It will be one of the major battles to watch this spring.
Mar 2 - 7:07 PM

Rusney Castillo batted .405 in 10 games with Criollos de Caguas of the Puerto Rico Winter League.

Castillo will spend the rest of the MLB offseason in Florida to prepare for what could be a special 2015 rookie campaign. The 27-year-old Cuban center fielder had a homer and two stolen bases in those 10 games with Criollos de Caguas, and he tallied two homers and three steals in 10 games this past season with the Red Sox. Castillo carries tremendous fantasy potential.
Source: WEEI
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 10:26:00 AM

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.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 07:59:00 PM

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
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 11:08:00 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.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 03:53:00 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
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 07:17:00 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.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 06:51:00 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.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 05:16:00 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
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 09:37:00 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
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 03:33:00 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
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 05:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2Ryan Hanigan
3Blake Swihart
4Luke Montz
5Humberto Quintero
1B1Mike Napoli
2Allen Craig
3Travis Shaw
4Bryan LaHair
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
3Sean Coyle
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Jeff Bianchi
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Garin Cecchini
LF1Hanley Ramirez
2Daniel Nava
3Bryce Brentz
4Quintin Berry
CF1Rusney Castillo
2Jackie Bradley
3Blake Tekotte
RF1Shane Victorino
2Mookie Betts
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Joe Kelly
5Justin Masterson
6Brandon Workman
7Eduardo Rodriguez
8Matt Barnes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Robbie Ross
6Anthony Varvaro
7Tommy Layne
8Edwin Escobar
9Steven Wright
10Heath Hembree
11Zeke Spruill
12Dana Eveland
13Mitchell Boggs
14Felipe Paulino