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Two Sox Prospects Named Arizona Fall League Rising Stars

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Red Sox prospects Rusney Castillo (pictured) and Robby Scott were named to the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars team on Monday. Elsa/Getty Images

Two members of the Red Sox organization have been recognized for their strong play in the Arizona Fall League, the team announced on Monday.

Outfielder Rusney Castillo and pitcher Robby Scott have been named to the AFL’s Rising Stars team, according to Red Sox media relations and baseball information manager Jon Shestakofsky.

Entering Monday, Castillo had hit .278 in 36 at-bats over eight games for the Surprise Saguaros with three doubles and an OBP of .333. Scott has totaled 6 1/3 innings in five games with an ERA of 1.42.

Castillo was signed by the Red Sox to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract in August; a record sum for a Cuban free agent. After spending time in the Sox farm system, he came up to the Red Sox for the final two weeks of the season, hitting .333 with two home runs and six RBIs in 36 big league at-bats.

Scott joined the Red Sox in 2011 after signing as a non-drafted free agent. He spent the 2014 season with the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs, where he went 8-2 after pitching 59 2/3 innings in 35 games with a 1.96 ERA.

Castillo and Scott are two of the Red Sox’ prospects playing for Surprise this fall, playing alongside pitchers Keith Couch, Aaron Kurcz, and Madison Younginer and infielders Sean Coyle and Devin Marrero. The team also fields players from the Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, and Texas Rangers organizations.

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