Red Sox expected to promote Rusney Castillo on Tuesday


New Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo is expected to be one of the five final call-ups from Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports. The Pawtucket Red Sox will wrap up their Governor’s Cup series with the Durham Bulls tonight. Castillo contributed to the effort, helping force tonight’s game five with a game-tying RBI single in the ninth inning last night.

On August 22, Castillo inked a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with the Red Sox. The Cuban outfielder is expected to be a staple of the club’s outfield for years to come. However, playing time will likely be hard to come by through the rest of this season with the Red Sox outfield being crowded as is.

Dodgers to retire Fernando Valenzuela’s No. 34 this summer

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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers will retire the No. 34 jersey of pitcher Fernando Valenzuela during a three-day celebration this summer.

Valenzuela was part of two World Series champion teams, winning the 1981 Rookie of the Year and Cy Young awards. He was a six-time All-Star during his 11 seasons in Los Angeles from 1980-90.

He will be honored from Aug. 11-13 when the Dodgers host Colorado.

Valenzuela will join Pee Wee Reese, Tommy Lasorda, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Jim Gilliam, Don Sutton, Walter Alston, Sandy Koufax, Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson and Don Drysdale with retired numbers.

“To be a part of the group that includes so many legends is a great honor,” Valenzuela said. “But also for the fans, the support they’ve given me as a player and working for the Dodgers, this is also for them.”