Rusney Castillo

Rusney Castillo to go on minor league disabled list, will need 'little bit of time'

Rob Bradford
April 14, 2015 - 6:48 am

Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo is going on the disabled list, manager John Farrell confirmed Tuesday afternoon. After diving for a ball and leaving Saturday's game while playing for Triple-A Pawtucket, Castillo returned to Boston on Monday to be examined further. The exam determined he needs "rest and rehab." "With Rusney, he made a diving play a couple a nights ago with Pawtucket and jarred the right shoulder," Farrell said. "He has some inflammation in the right shoulder. The MRI has revealed no structural issues. It's going to be a little bit of time with rest and rehab. What length of time remains to be seen. That is not to suggest this is long-term thing -- he's going to need a little time to get back to 100 percent." Castillo didn't make the 25-man Opening Day roster as the Red Sox currently have Hanley Ramirez, Mookie Betts, Shane Victorino, Daniel Nava and Allen Craig in their outfield. Castillo was 5-for-12 in the three games he's played so far this season with Pawtucket. A team source earlier in the day said the prognosis is good. It is not expected to be a lingering problem. Alex Speier of the Boston Globe was first to report the news of Castillo expected to go on the DL. This isn't the first injury Castillo has dealt with in his short time in Boston. He has sustained injuries to his thumb, oblique, and now shoulder. "He'€™s an aggressive player," Farrell said. "We see the movements. It'€™s an explosive type of player. I can'€™t speak to his body type and does that pre-dispose him to a greater injury of risk or risk of injury? He went and dove for a ball and unfortunately he'€™s got to take some time down right now." Ryan Hannable contributed to this report.