Rusney Castillo

Rusney Castillo isn't worried about latest shoulder injury

Rob Bradford
May 27, 2015 - 1:16 pm

MINNEAPOLIS -- According to Rusney Castillo, his latest injury doesn'€™t figure to be too much of an issue going forward. The Red Sox outfielder, who re-injured his right shoulder diving for a catch in his team'€™s 2-1 loss to the Twins Tuesday night, proclaimed himself better and on the verge of returning to action. "It'€™s tough to say exactly when," Castillo said when asked about a return date. "We'€™re going day-to-day right now. I was ready to go in today, whether it be defensively or to run. I wouldn'€™t have been 100 percent, but I did feel much better as the day went on today. We'€™ll take it day-to-day and see how it feels tomorrow." Castillo was replaced in the Red Sox'€™ lineup by Brock Holt for the Red Sox'€™ 6-4 loss to the Twins Wednesday afternoon. He insisted after the game that the injury wasn'€™t nearly as severe as the shoulder ailment which put him on the disabled list with Triple-A Pawtucket earlier this season. "It's not the same level of intensity or as serious of an injury," said Castillo, who is 3-for-15 (.200) since joining the Red Sox. "Ideally, I could start playing [Thursday] or over the weekend. We'll see how I feel. If not [Thursday], then the next few days I'm hoping." When asked about what has become a trend in regards to missing time due to injuries since signing with the Red Sox, Castillo said, "It's at times a little concerning. Playing back in Cuba, I had never had any sort of injuries like this. It's concerning, but at the same time every single one of them I've been able to bounce back relatively quickly. It's not something I'm concerned with moving forward."