Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Phillies bring in Castillo on minor league deal

In the end, it was pretty much a no-brainer.

Phillies bring in Castillo on minor league deal

Luis Castillo could soon be joining the Phillies after being released earlier this week. (David Goldman/AP)
Luis Castillo could soon be joining the Phillies after being released earlier this week. (David Goldman/AP)

In the end, it was pretty much a no-brainer.

According to league sources, Phillies have agreed to a contract with Luis Castillo, the three-time Gold Glove and three-time All-Star second baseman who was released by the Mets on Saturday.

CSNPhilly.com reported the contract is a minor league deal, which will give the Phillies the ability to evaluate Castillo in person without guaranteeing him significant money for the entire season.

ESPN.com's New York web site first reported the deal last night. Castillo, who spent the first month of spring training in Mets camp in Port St. Lucie, is expected to report to Clearwater within the next day or two.

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Is signing Luis Castillo a good move for the Phillies?

If Castillo makes the major league roster, the Phillies will owe him $414,000, with the rest of the $6 million he is due this season paid by his former club.

The move gives the Phillies another option to replace injured second baseman Chase Utley, without a significant financial risk.

Exact terms of the minor league contract are unknown at this point in time.  


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