Castro passes physical, finalizes deal

Veteran utilityman Juan Castro has passed his physical and finalized a one-year contract with the Phillies. The contract includes a club option for 2011.

We reported last week that the parties had agreed to terms, but Castro was out of the country and could not immediately take the physical.
Castro, 37, is a .230 hitter, with a .270 on-base percentage, in 15 major league seasons. In 57 games with the Dodgers last year, he batted .277, while playing shortstop, second base, third base and left field. 
He will play a utlility role with the Phils, replacing Eric Bruntlett.

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