Rusney Castillo. (Getty Images)

Rusney Castillo will play in Puerto Rico

Rob Bradford
November 14, 2014 - 6:00 am
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Rusney Castillo will be playing some more offseason baseball, after all. After suffering a setback due to a bruised thumb suffered while playing in the Arizona Fall League -- having to leave the AFL earlier than anticipated -- Castillo has been cleared to participate in the Puerto Rican Winter League. Castillo will join the Criollos de Caguas (who are managed by former Red Sox infielder Alex Cora) Nov. 26, with the plan of getting the outfielder 100 at-bats. The 27-year-old was originally supposed to join Cora's club Nov. 7 and play through the end of the month. The Puerto Rican Winter League's regular season schedule extends until the end of December. Among the players playing for Caguas is Red Sox minor league outfielder Henry Ramos, who hit .326 in 48 games for Double-A Portland last season. With the Suprise Saguaros of the AFL, Castillo hit .278 (10-for-38) with 10 runs and a .333 on-base percentage over eight games. With the Red Sox he hit .333 (12-for-36) with two homers, totaling an OPS of .928. The righty hitter was recently examined in Boston and cleared by the team's medical staff.