After just three spring at-bats, Boston outfielder Rusney Castillo is out indefinitely with a strained left oblique, manager John Farrell announced Wednesday.
“He’s going to be down for some time,” Farrell told reporters in Fort Myers, Florida, later adding there is no timetable for Castillo’s return, but that it will be more than a week. “He is going through some treatment to calm down the strain right now, and there will be rotational exercises and rehab when he’s ready for that.”
Farrell said this is the first time the 27-year-old has suffered such an injury during his playing career, and the team will be extremely cautious with Castillo as he recovers.
As for their plans in the outfield, expect to see Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr "
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo will be out indefinitely after an MRI showed a strained left oblique muscle, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said Wednesday, an injury he sustained on his last at-bat in Tuesday night's exhibition ...Read more
"He's going to be down for some time," Red Sox skipper John Farrell said. "I don't have a time frame to give you or projected length, but he's going through some treatment to calm down the strain right now, and he'll do rotational exercises and rehab when ...Read more
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