Rusney Castillo: Winter Leagues Wrap-Up


Rusney Castillo has played his last game in Puerto Rico this past week for the Criollos de Caguas. In his final game, Castillo rapped two doubles and added a walk in four plate appearances, driving in three runs. He seemed to be just getting warmed up, going seven for his last 12. This late flurry left him with a spectacular batting line of .405/.415/.541, with two steals, two doubles, one homer and six RBI in 39 plate appearances in Puerto Rico. Combining those 39 PA with the 39 he tallied in the Arizona Winter League, would leave Rusney with a .342/.385/.452 batting line for all his Winter League play. The Red Sox have to pleased with Castillo’s progress as he ramps for a full 2015.

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 zero for three this week. His season numbers stand at .217/.317/.264.

Dayan Diaz is a right handed pitcher for the Cangrejeros de Santurce. Diaz has not pitched since December 14. His ERA stands at 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 has not appeared in a game since December 19. 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 six for 22 with a homer and a three RBI. In Puerto Rico, Vazquez has played 25 games, slashing .295/.370/.381 in 114 plate appearances. Over his last ten games, Vazquez is posting a batting line of .366/.395/.512

Stay tuned to BoSoxInjection when tomorrow Conor Duffy looks at where Rusney fits into the Red Sox 2015 plans.