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Report: Rusney Castillo to sign seven-year, $72 million deal with Red Sox

Cuban Baseball player Rusney Castillo tryout at Alex Rodriquez Park held at the University of Miami.

Update: According to Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston, Castillo has signed a seven-year, $72.8 million deal, and will join the Red Sox club this season.

The Boston Red Sox have won the Rusney Castillo sweepstakes. According to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com as well as Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Red Sox and Castillo are “on track” to sign a six-year, $72 million deal.

Jon Morosi points out that Castillo has not played in a formal league game in over a year.

While an announcement of the signing is still to come, the contract for Castillo will surpass the one signed by White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, making Castillo the highest paid amateur in MLB history.

Yesterday it was reported that the Red Sox and Tigers were the front-runners for Castillo, and a decision was to be made this weekend. Now the MLB world awaits official confirmation of the deal and a finalized contract.

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