Monday, December 29, 2014

Rusney Hits .405 In Puerto Rican Winter League

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Rusney Fever—Catch It! Rusney Castillo—the likely starting center-fielder for your 2015 Boston Red Sox—just ended his stint in the Puerto Rican Winter League hitting .405! In 37 at-bats hitting lead-off for Alex Cora's Criollos de Caguas team, Castillo had one home run and two stolen bases. Of his hitting, Cora commented, "He didn't try and pull too much. Most of his hits were back up the middle, right-center." The 27-year old Cuban got in just ten games with the Red Sox at the end of last season—hitting .333 with a .400 OBP. He collected two HRs and 6 stolen bases for The Carmine Hose. If things continue this well, he may prove worthy of his seven-year, $72.5 million contract.