Rusney Castillo

Rusney Castillo has 'no specific timeline' for return, but 'relieved' shoulder injury isn't serious

Ryan Hannable
April 15, 2015 - 8:36 am

Rusney Castillo can't seem to catch a break in his short time as a member of the Red Sox, as he's dealt with three injuries since signing a seven-year, $72.5 million contract last August. He suffered a thumb injury during the Arizona Fall League, an oblique injury at the start of spring training and now a shoulder injury while diving for a ball in Saturday's game with the PawSox. The latest injury has him on the minor league disabled list. "€œI wouldn'€™t say it'€™s frustrating,"€ Castillo said through a translator Wednesday. "€œObviously, you'€™d like to have more consistency, string some more at-bats together. But sometimes things happen for a reason and it'€™s kind of important to stay strong-willed and keep the bigger picture in mind and move forward." Castillo returned to Boston Monday for a full exam on the shoulder, which showed no structural damage. "There'€™s no specific timeline," Castillo said on when he will return. "€œI know I'€™m going to miss some time, but to be able to give any exact dates or timeline, I can'€™t do that. I just hope to be out there pretty soon." There was relief for Castillo when he learned it wasn't a major injury. "Like anything else, you get a little nervous, I guess a little scared that you think it'€™s going to be a serious injury," said Castillo. "€œBut definitely a little relieved after they told me it wasn'€™t anything too serious." The outfielder was 5-for-12 in the three games he played this season with Pawtucket.