Marlins may have interest in Castillo

JUPITER, Fla. — Luis Castillo is now on the market, and the Marlins may have interest.

A source said the organization is having some internal discussions about whether to bring the 35-year-old back to Florida.

On Friday the Mets released Castillo. a switch-hitting second baseman. New York is on the hook to pay the $6 million on his 2011 contract.

Castillo could make sense for Florida if the team isn’t sure prospect Matt Dominguez is ready to win the third base job. The 21-year-old Dominguez, currently the frontrunner to be the Opening Day starter, is batting .219 in 32 Grapefruit League at-bats.

If the Marlins do look to sign Castillo, he could play second and Omar Infante could switch to third base.

Castillo was with the Marlins from 1996-2005. He was a three-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner in Florida.

Joe Frisaro
  

5 Comments

Please no. If Jeffrey Loria’s gonna bring ANY player back, could it be Dan Uggla?

lmfao afloundersview, anyways u can count on luigi to bring leadership to the team, but thats about it. He’ll get injured by just looking at the lineup card.

“In releasing him, the Mets absorbed the $6 million remaining on the four-year, $25 million contract Castillo signed prior to the 2008 season” You know what guys? He’s going to be picked up. Trust me, I know Jeffrey Loria too well.

“In releasing him, the Mets absorbed the $6 million remaining on the four-year, $25 million contract Castillo signed prior to the 2008 season” You know what guys, the Marlins will pick him up. Trust me, I know Jeffrey Loria too well. He won’t pass up a “bargain” like that.

“In releasing him, the Mets absorbed the $6 million remaining on the four-year, $25 million contract Castillo signed prior to the 2008 season” You know what guys, the Marlins will pick him up. Trust me, I know Jeffrey Loria too well. He won’t pass up a “bargain” like that.

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