Rusney Castillo Leaves Paw Sox Game Early With Groin Tightness, He’s Day To Day
Pawtucket Red Sox center fielder Rusney Castillo left tonight’s Paw Sox game early with groin tightness. In the bottom of the 3rd inning, Castillo hit a 1 out single to left field. After a pitch to the next batter, Ryan Court, Castillo was walking back to 1st base. While Castillo was walking back to the base, he reached for his groin. Castillo was clearly in pain. That’s when Paw Sox manager Kevin Boles came out to check on Castillo. After a minute or so, he decided to take him out of the game for Heiker Meneses.
According to manager Kevin Boles, Castillo felt his groin tight up during his at bat. When Castillo got to first base, he felt his groin pulling on him too. They decided to take Castillo out of the game when they saw him shaking around. They decided to take him out of the game as a precaution.
The Paw Sox say that they are going to re-evaluate Castillo tomorrow. It doesn’t appear that the Paw Sox are too worried about the injury.
Paw Sox Don’t Seem Too Worried
After the game, Castillo was walking around the clubhouse without any noticeable limp. When the injury was noticeable to the crowd, it didn’t look promising. Castillo was clearly having trouble walking. Since Castillo appeared to be walking fine in the clubhouse, it doesn’t seem like this will be a long term problem for Castillo.
If this happens to be a long term problem for Rusney Castillo, it would be a huge blow to the struggling Paw Sox lineup. During the Paw Sox 6 game losing streak, the Paw Sox have scored 11 run which works out to be 1.83 runs per game. you will not be able to win many ballgames if you are scoring less then 2 runs a game.
Castillo has been on fire recently for the Pawtucket Red Sox. In his last 10 games, Castillo is 16 for 34 which works out to be a .471 average. His batting average on the season is now .311. If you are to lose a batter that has been hitting that well for so long, your lineup will struggle.