Rusney Castillo will make his minor league debut for the Red Sox on Sunday afternoon in a Gulf Coast League playoff game at the Fenway South complex in Fort Myers, Fla.
Castillo will play three innings in Game 2 of the GCL championship series against the Yankees. The game starts at noon.
The Cuban outfielder, signed to a $72.5 million deal this month, went through his third day of workouts on Friday.
The GCL Red Sox start the best-of-three championship series on Saturday against the Yankees in Tampa but the Red Sox prefer Castillo play at their facility at first.
Laz Gutierrez, the Sox’ player development programs coordinator, has been overseeing Castillo’s workouts. He feels the 27-year-old is ready to start playing.
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