The season is is over for the Red Sox, but outfielder Rusney Castillo will keep on playing.
Quinn Roberts of MLB.com reports that Castillo is expected to report to the Arizona Fall League later this week. The plan calls for him to remain there until the end of October before traveling to Puerto Rico to play winter ball through November. He went a significant amount of time without game action after defecting from Cuba, so the Red Sox want to give him as many at-bats as possible going into 2015.
Castillo landed a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with Boston in August and batted .333 (12-for-36) with two home runs, one double, and three stolen bases during his first taste of the majors earlier this month. The Red Sox have a logjam of outfielders at the moment, but the 27-year-old figures to go into spring training as the favorite for the starting center field job.