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Castillo set to debut in Gulf Coast League playoffs

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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.

"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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