Red Sox option Rusney Castillo to Triple-A

AP Photo/Luke Johnson
15 Comments

The Red Sox have optioned outfielder Rusney Castillo to Triple-A Pawtucket, per NESN’s Tom Caron. Castillo started only one game this season, going 2-for-4 with a double against the Blue Jays on Saturday.

However, Castillo had a rough spring, hitting .183, forcing the Red Sox to open the season with a platoon of Brock Holt and Chris Young in left field. That came after a rough 2015 season in which Castillo hit .253/.288/.359 with five home runs and 29 RBI in 289 plate appearances.

The Red Sox inked Castillo, from Cuba, to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract in August 2014. His contract is one of several which have yet to pan out favorably for the Red Sox.