It looks as if Rusney Castillo is feeling much better. Castillo hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat of spring training, but the Boston Red Sox lost 11-5 to the Baltimore Orioles on Friday.
Derek Jeter took the night off after his emotional final home game and watched a bunch of New York Yankees rookies beat a group of Boston Red Sox rookies 3-2 on Friday.
Rusney Castillo and Christian Vazquez each hit his first major league homer, and Allen Webster pitched seven solid innings to carry the Boston Red Sox to an 11-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night.
Gregory Polanco, Neil Walker and Ike Davis all homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Wednesday night to maintain their grip on the second National League wild card spot.
Red Sox manager John Farrell calls outfielder Rusney Castillo “an exciting, athletic player.”