BOSTON (CBS) — Outfielder Rusney Castillo is finally back with the big league Red Sox, but it doesn’t really have anything to do with his output in the minors.
Castillo was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, replacing Jackie Bradley Jr. on the Boston roster. Don’t worry Sox fans; JBJ isn’t hurt. He’s just been placed on the paternity leave list and will return soon.READ MORE: Brookline To Lift Outdoor Mask Mandate On May 21
As for Castillo, he will be active for Tuesday night’s game against the Orioles at Camden Yards. The Cuban native has been disappointing in his three seasons in the Boston organization, not quite living up to the $72.5 million investment the team made on him back in 2014. He has played just one game with Boston so far this season, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and a double in an April 9 win over the Blue Jays. He was optioned back to Pawtucket on April 15, where he’s remained until Tuesday’s call-up.READ MORE: Truck Drivers For Shaw's Supermarkets Return To Work
In 37 games for the PawSox this season, Castillo has hit .241 with eight doubles, one home run, 13 RBIs, and three stolen bases. He’s played all over the outfield, logging 24 games in center, eight games in left and six in right field.MORE NEWS: NH Family Thankful For Amazon Driver's Act Of Kindness Caught On Doorbell Camera
His stay in the majors likely won’t last long, but it will be important for Castillo to show he belongs for however long it lasts.