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Sox setting a road map for Rusney

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo may soon be embarking on a whirlwind tour of the Red Sox minor-league system.

Castillo is scheduled to make his pro debut Sunday afternoon in Fort Myers in a Gulf Coast League playoff game between the GCL Red Sox and GCL Yankees. He is scheduled to play three innings.

That much is certain. Beyond that, it depends.

If the GCL Sox, who on Saturday won the opener of the best-of-three series, 6-2, in Tampa, lose on Sunday, then Castillo will accompany them to Tampa for Monday's deciding game at the Yankees' minor-league complex.

If they win, Castillo could join short-season Lowell in Connecticut for their season finale on Monday, then head to either Double-A Portland or Triple-A Pawtucket for their playoffs.

Portland opens their best-of-five playoff series Wednesday in Binghamton, N.Y., with two games there. The series switches to Portland for games on Friday and, if necessary, Saturday and Sunday.

Triple-A Pawtucket has not yet clinched a playoff spot, but would also be looking at a Wednesday opener if they do.

"There's at-bats to be had here in the coming days," Boston manager John Farrell said.