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 sign OF Jason Heyward to minor league deal

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Jason Heyward to a minor league deal and invited him to spring training.

The 33-year-old was released by the Chicago Cubs earlier this offseason.

Heyward, who was injured at times last season, put up the worst offensive numbers of his career, batting .204 and with 10 RBIs and one home run in 137 plate appearances. However, he’s a valuable defender in the outfield.

The deal reunites Heyward with first baseman Freddie Freeman. They came up through the Atlanta Braves system and have remained friends ever since.

Heyward was a leader in the Cubs’ clubhouse, helping them win the 2016 World Series.