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Castillo set to debut in Gulf Coast League playoffs

Castillo set to debut in Gulf Coast League playoffs

ST. PETERSBURG -- Rusney Castillo will see his first game action on Sunday in Fort Myers, Fla., in a Gulf Coast League playoff game.

The Cuban outfielder signed a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with the Red Sox last week, and this will mark his first organized game since the end of the 2012 season.

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"I think we're all looking forward to seeing him on the field, no doubt," manager John Farrell said before the Red Sox's 8-4 win over the Rays on Friday.

Once Castillo gets enough at-bats at the Minor League level, he is expected to play for the Red Sox at some point during September.

Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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