La Pantera (The Panther).
Totally worth signing on nickname alone.
Late last week, the organization took another step in reloading for next season, signing Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a long-term deal. He's a 27 year old right handed bat with power and speed and oh yeah did I mention he's nicknamed LA PANTERA!
Over the course of 5 seasons in Cuba's major league Serie Nacional (playing CF/RF), Castillo hit .319 with 75 doubles, 11 triples, 51 homers, and stole 76 bases, all with his hometown team, Ciego de Avila. As GM Ben Cherington said – "This is an exciting player. A great combination of skills and defensive ability, speed, solid power… we feel he can be a big part of winning Red Sox teams here for a long time."
And let's not forget, he'll be joining fellow Cuban "La Potencia" (The Power), Yoenis Cespedes in the Sox outfield. Cespedes has been a thrill to watch so far, with his ability to hit tape-measure shots, his clutch hitting, and that absolute cannon of a right arm. Definitely worth keeping an eye on the Cuban outfield duo moving forward. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to get back to coming up with a nickname for myself. How do you say "mediocre" in Spanish?…
– "The Front Office Insider"