Report: Three teams in mix to sign Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo

Thursday August 21st, 2014

The Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants are actively involved in negotiations for Cuban free-agent outfielder Rusney Castillo, reports Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. 

Castillo, 27, recently held private workouts for eight teams: the Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, Tigers, Giants, Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds.​

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According to the reportCastillo could command a five-year contract worth at least $60 million. He is represented by Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports.

For Castillo to be on a team's playoff roster, he must be signed by Sept. 1. 

- Scooby Axson 

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