Boston Red Sox to Sign Speedy Slugging Cuban Defector, Rusney Castillo [VIDEO]
Looks like the Boston Red Sox are the winners in the bidding war for Cuban defector, Rusney Castillo. The speedy 27-year old outfielder can also play second base.
Just last month the Sox traded for another outfielder who had defected from Cuba, Yoenis Cespedes, who the received in the Jon Lester deal.
Sources: Deal between #RedSox, Castillo, when finished, will be 7 yrs., $72.5M, but almost completely backloaded, with little money in ’14.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 22, 2014
Another FWIW: Castillo has limited trade protection (consistent with most FA signings) — Rob Bradford (@bradfo) August 22, 2014