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Red Sox option Rusney Castillo to Triple-A


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.

Adeiny Hechavarría rejoins Braves on one-year, $1 million deal

Adeiny Hechavarría
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On Thursday, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported that the Braves and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarría reunited on a one-year, $1 million contract.

Hechavarría, 30, began the season with the Mets but was released in mid-August and joined the Braves shortly thereafter. He enjoyed more success in Atlanta, albeit in a smaller sample size. In aggregate, Hechavarría hit .241/.299/.443 with nine home runs and 33 RBI over 221 trips to the plate. More importantly, he provided versatility with above-average defense.

The Braves are banking on Hechavarría doing more of the same in 2020 as a backup infielder. He will spell Ozzie Albies, Dansby Swanson, Johan Camargo, and Austin Riley as needed.