Source: Red Sox won't conduct private workout for Yasmani Tomas

Rob Bradford
September 30, 2014 - 8:35 am

According to a major league source, the Red Sox won't be one of the teams to conduct a private workout for Cuban slugger Yasmani Tomas. The Red Sox did attend Tomas' showcase in the Dominican Republic April 21. According to the source, the team is intrigued by the 23-year-old's power potential, which current Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo compared to that of White Sox slugger Jose Abreu talking about Tomas with (Click here to read all of Castillo's comments regarding Tomas.) But due to the excess of outfielders, along with some concern over Tomas' strikeout rate while playing in/for Cuba, the Red Sox don't appear to motivated to engage in an aggressive bid for the free agent corner outfielder. The Red Sox did hold a private workout for Castillo prior to signing the outfielder to a seven-year, $72.5 million deal. For a complete scouting report on Tomas from MLB Trade Rumors, click here.