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23 Aug 2014

View photo Cuban Rusney Castillo arrives safely in third base, during their match againts United States, in the XVI Panamerican Games in Lagos de Moreno, State of Jalisco, Mexico on October 24, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Raul ARBOLEDA (AFP Photo/RAUL ARBOLEDA) - Rusney Castillo, a Cuban outfielder more who defected to Haiti six months ago, has agreed to a record Major League Baseball contract with the Boston Red Sox, multiple reports said Friday. The league's website and ESPN reported that the Red Sox won a bidding war for the talented 27-year-old Caribbean standout, the latest defector from the Communist island to make his way to the US major leagues. The Red Sox have not confirmed the deal, saying only that they have been in talks with Castillo. Almost all major league clubs attended his workout in July at Miami. Reports differed on the value of the deal, either six years at $72 million (54.4 million euros) or seven years at $72.5 million (54.79 million euros). The richest deal for an amateur player such as Castillo in major league history was a $68 million contract for Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox. AFP
News source: Max Workout


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