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Rusney Castillo | Outfielder | #38

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/9/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 196
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2014 / UDFA / BOS
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Rusney Castillo said Saturday that he has worked this offseason to shorten his swing in an effort to better handle major league velocity.
Castillo struggled to consistently catch up with the fastball during his 80 games with the Red Sox last year. He also struggled to get on base, slashing .253/.288/.359 with five homers, 29 RBI, four stolen bases and a 54/13 K/BB ratio in 289 plate appearances. The 28-year-old is slated to open the season as the club's starting right fielder. Jan 23 - 11:06 AM

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Rusney Castillo will join Criollos de Caguas for the Puerto Rican Winter League playoffs.

Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said in October that Castillo would not participate in winter ball because he "looked tired" at the end of the 2015 regular season, but the 28-year-old Cuban outfielder now has Dombrowski's blessing after two full months of rest. Castillo is expected to be available for 12 postseason games for Criollos de Caguas, played in a round-robin tournament. He'll open the 2016 season as Boston's starting right fielder.
Source: WEEI.com
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 03:01:00 PM

Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Tuesday that there are no plans to have Rusney Castillo play winter ball.

Dombrowski said that Castillo "looked tired to me" down the stretch, so they just want him to get some rest in advance of spring training. The 28-year-old batted .253/.288/.359 with five home runs, 29 RBI, and three steals over 80 games this season. He's expected to be a regular in Boston's outfield in 2016.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 03:17:00 PM

Rusney Castillo closed out the season with a fourth straight hitless game Sunday against the Indians.

Unfortunately for the Red Sox, Castillo and Jackie Bradley Jr. followed up their big Augusts with ugly lines over the last month of the season, making it worth wondering if they can really count on both as outfield regulars next year. Castillo finishes up hitting .253/.288/.359 in 273 at-bats overall. It'll be interesting to see what the Red Sox do this winter; putting Hanley Ramirez back in left field doesn't appear to be an option.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 06:32:00 PM

Rusney Castillo (quad) is back in the Red Sox starting lineup Thursday against the Yankees.

Castillo missed a few games with a mild quad strain. He is starting in right field and batting fifth for Boston on Thursday night against Yankees lefty CC Sabathia.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 03:26:00 PM

Rusney Castillo (quad) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.

He hasn't played since Sunday' due to a strained quad. Boston has Jackie Bradley, Mookie Betts and Brock Holt in the outfield Wednesday.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 03:22:00 PM

Rusney Castillo (quad) is out of the starting lineup again Tuesday.

Castillo was held out of Monday's lineup with a slight quad strain and apparently doesn't feel 100 percent yet. Brock Holt will start in right field and bat sixth against right-hander Michael Pineda.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 03:36:00 PM

Rusney Castillo is not in Monday's lineup due to a slight quad strain.

The Red Sox are saying that he could have played, but they're holding him out as a precaution. Castillo is expected back in the lineup Tuesday. Boston has Jackie Bradley, Mookie Betts and Brock Holt in the outfield Monday.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 05:10:00 PM

Rusney Castillo is out of the Red Sox starting lineup on Monday night against the Yankees.

Brock Holt will start in right field and bat fifth versus Yankees righty Ivan Nova. It's just a day of rest for Castillo, who's batting .225/.263/.292 in September.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 03:30:00 PM

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

It's just a routine day off. Brock Holt is in left field.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 03:05:00 PM

Rusney Castillo is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Tuesday night against the White Sox.

Castillo rattled off five RBI in Monday's win over Chicago, but he'll take a seat in this one. Jackie Bradley Jr. is in right field, Mookie Betts is in center, and Hanley Ramirez is in left field. It should perhaps be noted that Hanley was spotted taking reps at first base before Tuesday night's game.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 04:39:00 PM

Rusney Castillo provided all five Red Sox runs in Monday's victory over the White Sox, finishing 3-for-4.

Castillo pounded a three-run home run to center field in the second inning, giving the Red Sox a 3-1 lead. In the sixth, he'd make it 5-1 with a two-run double. Since earning a promotion on July 27, the Cuban import is batting .375 (30-for-80) with four home runs and 19 RBI. Castillo is also on a nine-game hitting streak.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 11:44:00 PM

Rusney Castillo is not in the Red Sox starting lineup Monday night against the Indians.

Hanley Ramirez is in left field and Jackie Bradley Jr. is in right field. Castillo has shown some promise in recent weeks, but it's a much more crowded outfield mix now that Hanley has recovered from his foot bruise.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 03:57:00 PM

Rusney Castillo (foot) went 2-for-6 with a home run in his return to action on Sunday.

Castillo was held out Saturday after leaving Friday night's series opener against the Mariners with a left foot contusion. It obviously wasn't anything serious. Castillo, 28, is batting .279/.310/.404 with four homers and 18 RBI in 43 games this season for Boston.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 08:47:00 AM

Rusney Castillo (foot) is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

Castillo was removed from Friday's game against the Mariners due to a left foot contusion sustained when he fouled a ball off of his foot. He could be available of the bench and should return to the lineup on Sunday.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 10:10:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Blake Swihart
2Ryan Hanigan
3Christian Vazquez
4Ali Solis
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2Travis Shaw
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Marco Hernandez
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Deven Marrero
3Chris Dominguez
LF1Jackie Bradley
2Brennan Boesch
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Rusney Castillo
2Chris Young
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Clay Buchholz
3Rick Porcello
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Roenis Elias
7Henry Owens
8Steven Wright
9William Cuevas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Koji Uehara
3Carson Smith
4Junichi Tazawa
5Robbie Ross
6Tommy Layne
7Heath Hembree
8Williams Jerez
9Pat Light
10Matt Barnes
11Noe Ramirez
12Brandon Workman
13Anthony Varvaro