A newly signed players in 2014, Rusney Castillo has been cleared by the doctors after hurting his hand in the Arizona Fall League (AFL). The Red Sox had sidelined Castillo for the remainder of the AFL season with a sprained/bruised thumb for precautionary reasons, throwing a wrench in the planning for him to accumulate 200 at-bats this off season.
He has been working hard to get ready for this next challenge.
He is primed to head to warmer weather down in Puerto Rico for some winter league action and will depart on Friday November 28th.
The outfielder is scheduled to start his first game on December 2nd with the Crillos de Cagaus with a plan for his adjusting to play right field and center field (with Hanley Ramirez now manning left field) and for him to accumulate close to 100 at-bats.
He hit .278 with 10 hits in the Arizona Fall League (three for doubles) in 36 at-bats before being sidelined with an injury after only 8 games.
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