Red Sox sign Cuban outfielder Castillo

The Red Sox have signed Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, according to various reports Friday morning.  The seven-year deal, which begins this season, is worth a reported $72.5 million.

The 27-year old outfielder now gets the richest contract in baseball history for a Cuban free agent.  Scouts from 28 of the 30 MLB teams were on hand when Castillo had his showcase earlier in August.