Cuban star Rusney Castillo to make Red Sox debut Wednesday
If people weren't expecting a lot from Cuban prospect Rusney Castillo before the Jay-Z mixtape, they certainly were after months of anticipation and at least a few real-life recreations of that scene from The Scout when Steve Nebraska strikes out Keith Hernandez and homers off Bret Saberhagen.
The wait is finally over as Castillo is slated to start in center field for the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Castillo inked a record-setting $72.5 million contract with the Sox late last month and has been making appearances across various Minor League levels for the past few weeks.
Last year, Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 in his Major League debut and showed off his arm in a game-ending double play.
On Opening Day this season, Cuban first baseman and probable American League Rookie of the Year Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
And Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler homered in his debut with the Cubs last month.
So, it's safe to say that Sox fans will be looking for Castillo to give them an excuse to throw up the Roc throughout the final few weeks of the 2014 season.