Welcome to The Show, Rusney Castillo
Castillo, 27, will join the team this season, the source added.
He will be added to an outfield that already includes another Cuban defector, Yoenis Cespedes.
This is one of those cases where you just have to trust that the scouts are good at their job. Does he look good in this showcase? Yes, but I’m sure every other player vying to get into the MLB looks great as well. It is exciting that he gets to the join the Red Sox this year though, so at least we can see what he brings to the table and he can get used to playing here. I also have to assume this may be the end of the Jackie Bradley Jr. era in Boston. Now you have Castillo, Betts and JBJ in center, and JBJ is clearly at the bottom of that list. I guess that’s what happens when you go months in between hits. Let’s see what Castillo can do. It certainly can’t get worse.