Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Castillo Out A Week With Left Oblique Strain

It happened on his final swing of the Boston College game. Rusney Castillo—competing with Mookie Betts for the starting CF job—suffered a strained left oblique muscle yesterday. According to manager John Farrell, Castillo will miss at least a week's worth of Spring Training games. Said the skipper, "I don't have a time frame to give you or a projected length, but he's going through some treatment to try to calm down the strain right now, and then there'll be rotational exercises and rehab when he's ready for that." This development does not bode well for Castillo being in the Opening Day line-up on April 6th in Philadelphia—and gives Betts a leg-up on the starting job.