After signing a seven-year, $72.5 million deal with the Red Sox on Saturday, Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo has made his way to the Red Sox training complex in Fort Myers, Fla. to begin team workouts.
He played long toss and hit in the batting cage, among other stretching and conditioning activities over a 90-minute workout session.
The 27-year-old agreed to sign with the Red Sox last week and the team hopes that he can get into major league games in September after tuning up in the minors.
Castillo defected from Cuba last December; in five seasons in Cuba’s major league, Serie Nacional, he hit .319 with 75 doubles, 11 triples, 51 home runs, and 256 runs scored. In his last season in Cuba, 2012-13, he hit .274 with six home runs and 29 RBIs in 68 games.