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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 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. Aug 25 - 4:39 PM

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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.
Aug 24 - 11:44 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.
Aug 17 - 3:57 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.
Aug 17 - 8:47 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.
Aug 15 - 10:10 AM

Rusney Castillo went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and two RBI in Friday's win over the Mariners.

Castillo's two-run homer off of Mariners starter Mike Montgomery in the first inning put the Red Sox up 3-1. It was his third long ball of the season. He's hitting .277/.309/.385 over 130 at-bats, but has swung the stick much better since his return to the majors in late July.
Aug 14 - 11:06 PM

Rusney Castillo is considered day-to-day with a left foot contusion.

He was removed from Friday's victory over the Mariners after fouling a ball off of his foot, but he appears to have avoided any serious damage. He should rejoin the starting lineup at some point over the weekend.
Aug 14 - 10:25 PM

Rusney Castillo was removed from Friday's game against the Mariners after fouling a ball off his left foot.

He'll presumably head for X-rays to rule out a fracture. The Red Sox should have an update on his status after Friday's game, but expect the outfielder to be listed as day-to-day.
Aug 14 - 9:54 PM

Rusney Castillo is batting leadoff Thursday for the first time in his major league career.

Castillo has hit .385/.429/.577 in 29 plate appearances since returning to the major league level in late July. The 27-year-old Cuban outfielder suddenly has significant value again in mixed fantasy leagues.
Aug 6 - 3:10 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Blake Swihart
2Ryan Hanigan
3Christian Vazquez
4Sandy Leon
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2Travis Shaw
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
3Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Jackie Bradley
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Rusney Castillo
2Allen Craig
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Steven Wright
7Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Jean Machi
3Junichi Tazawa
4Alexi Ogando
5Craig Breslow
6Robbie Ross
7Tommy Layne
8Heath Hembree
9Brandon Workman
10Anthony Varvaro
11Noe Ramirez
12Ryan Cook