Report: Red Sox to sign Cuban outfielder Castillo

Report: Red Sox to sign Cuban outfielder Castillo
August 22, 2014, 8:15 am
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Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo (5-foot-9, 205 pounds) is reportedly set to sign a six-year, $72 million deal with the Red Sox. (AP)

It looks like the Red Sox have won the Rusney Castillo sweepstakes.

According to an MLB.com report, the 27-year-old Cuban outfielder is set to sign a 6-year, $72 million deal, putting an end to speculation that the Giants are still in contention for his services.

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Castillo's deal would trump the six-year, $68 million contract which saw Cuban slugger Jose Abreu go to the White Sox, currently the largest deal ever given to a non-professional player.