Rusney Castillo Signs with Red Sox

The Red Sox got their Cuban, 27 year old Rusney Castillo, who they signed for six years $72.5 million. It is the highest contract for a first year player from Cuba. Castillo only stands 5′9″ but he has some pop in his swing. He is a centerfielder who will use his speed to play centerfield and steal bases.

Since the Red Sox are not in a pennant race this year he may get an opportunity to see what he can do in September after he gets a few swings in the minor leagues in August. With Jackie Bradley unable to provide them with the offense they had hoped Castillo could take over the centerfield position. This would leave Bradley a corner outfield spot and he has not really shown the bat to fill that position.

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