Castillo, the Cuban defector who signed a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with the Red Sox back in August, went 1-for-4 in Boston’s 9-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The 27-year-old, batting seventh and manning center field for Boston, lightly grounded out in his first major league at-bat in the second inning. But it wouldn’t take him long to pick up his first major league hit.
In the fourth inning, Castillo hit a sharp grounder to Pirates second baseman Neil Walker. The ball hit off the heel of his glove, and Castillo found his way to first base with an infield single — the first hit of his career. The ball ended up in the Boston dugout, and it was given to the outfielder following the game.
He flied out to center in the seventh inning, and grounded out to short in his final at-bat in the ninth.
Castillo said he approached Wednesday’s game it like any other and didn’t feel any added nerves or pressure ahead of his MLB debut "
Click here to read the whole article
Two sons of the island, Yoenis Cespedes and Rusney Castillo, made history here. This was the first time the Red Sox ever have had two Cubans sharing the same outfield. Cespedes, who played left field, has been here since Aug. 1. Castillo, who played center ...Read more
More from sbnation: Rusney Castillo's first night in America spent at Beyonce/Jay Z concert Mike Napoli hits upper deck with his longest homer of the year Matt Shoemaker's wife does not like Will Middlebrooks Watch Yoenis Cespedes go from near HBP ...Read more
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington checked in with Dennis & Callahan on Thursday morning to talk about Rusney Castillo and how the team plans to rebuild for 2015. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page. Castillo made ...Read more
PITTSBURGH – Rusney Castillo drilled a sharp grounder to second base and took ... Pirates: Gerrit Cole (9-5) goes for his third straight victory. The 24-year-old struck out six and walked one while working six innings in a 7-3 victory over Chicago ...Read more