The Cuban free-agent outfielder agreed to a six-year, $72 million contract with the Red Sox, according to Gordon Edes. WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche confirmed the news.
Earlier, the Red Sox and Tigers were reported to be front-runners to land Castillo.
The deal sets a new record for Cuban-born players signing in MLB. Yoenis Cespedes signed a four-year, $36 million deal in 2012. Yasiel Puig signed a seven-year, $42 million deal later that year. Last October, Jose Abreu signed a six-year, $68 million "
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According to multiple reports, including WEEI, the Red Sox have agreed to a seven-year, $72.5 million deal with Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo that will begin this season. At 5-foot-9, 205 pounds, Castillo is a five-tool player according to some scouts.Read more