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Cuban defector Rusney Castillo will work out for MLB teams Saturday

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Outfielder Rusney Castillo, a highly sought-after Cuban defector, will work out for "a vast majority of MLB teams" Saturday, according to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman

According to various reports, the Yankees, Mets, Braves, Marlins, Giants, Red Sox, White Sox, Orioles, RangersAstros and Cubs will all be scouting Castillo at his workout Saturday. 

MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez notes that Castillo has drawn comparisons to Kenny Lofton and Jacoby Ellsbury, though he bats righthanded. Scouts say his most impressive attribute is his speed. 

Castillo, 27, is represented by Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports. He was granted free agency by MLB and, according to Sanchez, could play in the majors by the end of this season. 

Cuban defectors have found plenty of success in the majors recently. Yasiel PuigYoenis Cespedes, Aroldis Chapman and Jose Abreu were all chosen as All-Stars this season.

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