Cuban star outfielder Rusney Castillo was signed by the Boston Red Sox to a seven-year, $72 million contract in 2014.
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He saw limited action with the Red Sox as he showed promise with a .333 batting average in his first 10 major-league games, and he continued to showcase himself as a future sensation in spring training with two home runs and five RBIs.
Despite his sky-high potential, the Red Sox have decided to option Castillo to Triple-A after it was speculated he would win the starting center field job.
However, it appears that fellow speedster Mookie Betts will be the Red Sox’s center fielder as Jackie Bradley Jr. has also been sent down to the minors.
The Red Sox are expected to present a threatening lineup with the addition of third baseman Pablo Sandoval and shortstop Hanley Ramirez.
The rise of youngsters like Betts and shortstop Xander Bogaerts makes the future even brighter as the Red Sox look to return to being World Series contenders.