Rusney Castillo. (Getty Images)

Rusney Castillo's Puerto Rico plan now in place

Rob Bradford
November 24, 2014 - 4:51 am

While the Red Sox engage in a whirlwind of moves to spice up the Hot Stove season, one of their perceived building blocks continues to map his way through an alternatively interesting offseason. After seeing his stint in the Arizona Fall League cut short due to a bruised thumb, Rusney Castillo has seemingly gotten his winter ball schedule back on track. The outfielder is slated to join former Red Sox infielder Alex Cora's team in Puerto Rico Friday, with an eye on playing his first game Dec. 2. The plan is for Castillo to play both right field and center field, while getting close to 100 at-bats for Criollos de Caguas. 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.