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.

Video reviews overturn 42% rate; Boston most successful

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NEW YORK (AP) Video reviews overturned 42.4% of calls checked during Major League Baseball’s shortened regular season, down slightly from 44% in 2019.

Boston was the most successful team, gaining overturned calls on 10 of 13 challenges for 76.9%. The Chicago White Sox were second, successful on eight of 11 challenges for 72.7%, followed by Kansas City at seven of 10 (70%).

Pittsburgh was the least successful at 2 of 11 (18.2%), and Toronto was 7 of 25 (28%).

Minnesota had the most challenges with 28 and was successful on nine (32.1%). The New York Yankees and Milwaukee tied for the fewest with nine each; the Yankees were successful on five (55.6%) and the Brewers three (33.3%).

MLB said Tuesday there were 468 manager challenges and 58 crew chief reviews among 526 total reviews during 898 games. The average time of a review was 1 minute, 25 seconds, up from 1:16 the previous season, when there 1,186 manager challenges and 170 crew chief reviews among 1,356 reviews during 2,429 games.

This year’s replays had 104 calls confirmed (19.8%), 181 that stood (34.4%) and 223 overturned. An additional 12 calls (2.3%) were for rules checks and six (1.1%) for recording keeping.

In 2019 there were 277 calls confirmed (12.5%), 463 that stood (34.1%) and 597 overturned. An additional nine calls (0.7%) were for rules checks and 10 (0.7%) for record keeping.

Expanded video review started in 2014.