BOSTON - While the Red Sox continue to deal with their injury issues in the outfield (Shane Victorino in right and Hanley Ramirez in left), Rusney Castillo is back to everyday playing time in Triple-A Pawtucket.
Castillo has dealt with an oblique injury and shoulder injury since the start of spring training, but has been cleared again for everyday play in right field. John Farrell said prior to Wednesday's game that his health has been fine.
Now, said Farrell, it's just about seeing the consistency and production. Castillo went 0-for-11 in his first three games back from the shoulder injury, but was 2-for-4 with an RBI and stolen base Tuesday night at Toledo.
"Looks like he's starting to get a little bit better timing just through some at-bats," Farrell said. "It's been start and stop with him this year with spring training. And then unfortunately the dive at Pawtucket. But a couple of hits here recently after the first 10 at-bats or so just trying to get back in the flow of things. but there's no restriction on games played or at-bats to be taken."