Rusney Castillo weekly Puerto Rico update


Rusney Castillo played in only two games in Puerto Rico this past week for the Criollos de Caguas, due to a rain out and a personal day off. He made them count though, going five for nine with a stolen base, and a run scored. Through nine games, and 35 plate appearances, Castillo has posted a .382/.389/.471 batting line, with two steals, one homer and three RBI. He has struck out only four times in those 35 plate appearances.

Let’s take a look at the other Red Sox playing in Puerto Rico’s Liga de Beisbol Roberto Clemente.

Castillo’s teammate on Caguas, Outfielder Henry Ramos, went three for nine with a two walks and an RBI this week. His season numbers spiked up a bit, now standing at .223/.325/.272.

Dayan Diaz is a right handed pitcher for the Cangrejeros de Santurce. Diaz pitched just one inning this week, earning his second save of the season, lowering his ERA to 2.54 in 14 innings, allowing ten hits and seven walks, while striking out 11 batters.

19 year old Joseph Monge has seen only sporadic action for the Senadores de San Juan. Monge is still looking to get in the hit column in Puerto Rico, appearing only as a defensive replacement this week, without a plate appearance. Monge has batted nine times for San Juan, without a hit, striking out four times.

Puerto Rican native Christian Vazquez, the Red Sox starting catcher, also plays for the Senadores de San Juan. Vazquez had another strong week, going nine for 17 with three doubles and a run batted in, driving in four runs. In Puerto Rico, Vazquez has played 25 games, slashing .294/.371/.365 in 92 plate appearances. Over his last ten games, Vazquez is posting a batting line of .341/.357/.439

Stay tuned to BoSoxInjection throughout December for updates on Rusney and his Red Sox teammates in Puerto Rico as they close their season out.