The Evil Empire is out of the running for Cuban defector Rusney Castillo—as are the Phillies and Cubs. This, according to FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal. The Red Sox, on the other hand, are finalists in the race to sign the 27-year old International Free Agent—along with the Giants and Tigers. Word is that the Tigers have become very aggressive in their efforts to get the center-fielder—since they created a huge gap at the position with the trading away of Austin Jackson. However, Boston may have a bit of a perverse edge over both San Francisco and Detroit, since they have no need to sign Castillo in time for non-existent playoff eligibility.