Castillo Homers As Red Sox Lose To Orioles 11-5

CBS Connecticut

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — 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.

Castillo signed a $72.5 million, seven-year contract with Boston last August, and then hit .333 with two homers in 10 games for the Red Sox. The Cuban outfielder had been sidelined this spring due to a left oblique strain.

Castillo’s drive off a 2-1 fastball from Steve Johnson hit to the right of a yellow line on the wall separating doubles from homers.

“He made a pretty good impression,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said.

Castillo is scheduled to make his first start of the spring on Saturday when the Red Sox play the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton.

It had been a long wait for Castillo to play in a game. The Red Sox opened…

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