We already know that David Ortiz is unhappy with Major League Baseball's new rules that prohibit hitters from stepping out of the batter's box, but perhaps getting some insight from one of his teammates would help settle his concerns. Rusney Castillo is already familiar with this rule from his time spent playing in his native country of Cuba.
The governing body of Cuba had the same idea to help speed up the game a couple years ago, so players like Castillo that were around when the rule was implemented have already experienced the transition. While players like Ortiz are taking a stand against the new rule, Castillo assures that the adjustment wasn't actually that bad.
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"The game used to be really long, but about two years ago they implemented the rule we're trying to implement, with the hitter staying in the box," Castillo explained to WEEI. "That sped the game up a bit.
"It did mess with some hitters, but for me, if I've got to do it, I've got to do it and I didn't think about all that much. It wasn't all that difficult for me, personally."