Rusney Castillo to play in Arizona Fall League and Puerto Rico Winter League

September 19, 2014 - 1:58 pm
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BALTIMORE -- While some members of the Red Sox are contemplating the end of their season, Rusney Castillo's baseball season remains in its early stages, a notion made official by Sox manager John Farrell on Friday. Farrell said that Castillo, who made his major league debut on Wednesday in Pittsburgh and is back in the Red Sox lineup on Friday against the Orioles, will continue his season by heading to the Arizona Fall League and the Puerto Rico Winter League. The goal, Farrell said, is to get Castillo (who has a total of 50 plate appearances thus far between the minors and the big leagues) up to roughly 200 plate appearances for the year. He will do so by playing with the Surprise Saguaros in the AFL and then the Caguas Criollos (run by former Red Sox Alex Cora) in Puerto Rico. The Sox expect that Castillo's baseball season will conclude by roughly mid-November, at which point he'll be in position to spend several months building up to his first big league spring training in 2015.

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