Red Sox's Rusney Castillo to make minor-league debut on Sunday

Rusney Castillo is ready to start doing things like this again.
Rusney Castillo is ready to start doing things like this again. (USATSI)

The Red Sox of course recently signed Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5-million contract, and now Castillo, age 27, is set to make his U.S. professional debut ... 

As well, Sunday will mark the first time that Castillo has played any kind of official game since 2012, so getting reacquainted in the Gulf Coast League -- one of the lowest of minor-league levels -- seems like a prudent first step. Castillo's likely to see Boston at some point during the expanded-roster period of September.

His early returns will be worth monitoring, as Castillo figures to play an important role on a 2015 Red Sox team that will have serious bounce-back potential. 

CBS Sports Writer

Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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