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The Red Sox have reportedly signed free-agent Cuban OF Rusney Castillo to a six-year, $72 million deal >> Read more at MLB Trade Rumors.

The Mets were among several teams that attended Castillo’s workout in Miami last month. However, unlike the Red Sox, Phillies and others, they did not have Castillo in for a private workout (Cerrone, Aug. 14).

“There might be some scouting differences of opinion, and kind of where we are and what we’re going to do in the immediate future, so there are lots of issues involved,” Sandy Alderson recently said (NY Post, Aug. 22), in regards to why the Mets have not aggressively pursued Castillo, who is also capable of playing middle infield.

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