Rusney Castillo Agrees To Seven-Year, $72.5 Million Deal With Red Sox

August 22, 2014 4:27 PM
Rusney Castillo Agrees To Seven-Year, $72.5 Million Deal With Red Sox
" BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Red Sox have won the Rusney Castillo sweepstakes.

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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