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Juan Castro | Second Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (42) / 6/20/1972
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Juan Castro has announced his retirement.
Castro will remain in the Dodgers organization, joining the front office as a special assistant. The 38-year-old played 17 major league seasons, which is quite an accomplishment given that he finishes with a career batting line of .229/.269/.327 and just 36 home runs over 1,103 games. Sun, Jul 10, 2011 02:47:00 PM

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Juan Castro is mulling retirement.

The 38-year-old was designated for assignment by the Dodgers earlier this week. He's cleared waivers but has yet to decide on an assignment to Triple-A, as he could just hang up his cleats instead.
Fri, Jun 10, 2011 12:45:00 PM

Dodgers designated INF Juan Castro for assignment.

Castro spent a little under a month in the big leagues, collecting four hits in 14 at-bats while serving primarily as a late-innings defensive replacement. The 38-year-old is likely to pass through waivers and wind up back in the Dodgers organization.
Mon, Jun 6, 2011 03:59:00 PM

Dodgers purchased the contract of INF Juan Castro from Triple-A Albuquerque.

He'll take the place of Ivan DeJesus Jr. on the active roster. Castro, 38, broke into the majors with the Dodgers way back in 1995 and is mostly known for his defensive ability. He can safely be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Fri, May 13, 2011 05:33:00 PM

Dodgers re-signed INF Juan Castro to a minor league contract.

Castro, 38, hit just .194/.237/.233 in 129 at-bats for the Phillies and Dodgers this past season. He'll get an invitation to spring training and hope to stick around as a utility player, though Chin-lung Hu, who is out of options, is likely to beat him out for a job.
Sat, Dec 11, 2010 11:50:00 AM

Dodgers designated INF Juan Castro for assignment.

Castro, 38, inked a minor league contract with the Dodgers in late July and was called up 10 days ago. He failed to register a hit in three at-bats.
Sat, Aug 21, 2010 07:24:00 PM

Dodgers purchased the contract of infielder Juan Castro from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Castro, 38, signed on with the Dodgers about 10 days after being released by the Phillies in mid-July. He hit just .190/.237/.238 in Philadelphia, but will help ease the loss of Rafael Furcal in Los Angeles.
Wed, Aug 11, 2010 04:59:00 PM

Dodgers signed INF Juan Castro to a minor league contract.

Castro was released by the Phillies 10 days ago after batting .198/.237/.238 in a backup role. He won't be a high impact guy for the Dodgers, either, if he makes it to the bigs. For now he'll head to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Tue, Jul 27, 2010 02:46:00 PM

Phillies released INF Juan Castro.

The utility infielder hit under .200 with the team and was no longer needed with Placido Polanco returning from the disabled list.
Sat, Jul 17, 2010 11:41:00 AM

Juan Castro (hamstring) was used as a defensive replacement Monday.

One step closer to returning full-time. Castro suffered a hamstring strain last week while filling in at shortstop for Jimmy Rollins, leaving the door open for Wilson Valdez to rack up a ton of playing time. Castro is not expected to start for another three or four days.
Tue, May 11, 2010 03:32:00 AM

Juan Castro (hamstring) is out of the lineup again on Monday.

He hopes to return to the starting lineup by Friday in Milwaukee, but remains available in an emergency role. Wilson Valdez will continue to start in his place.
Mon, May 10, 2010 06:06:00 PM

Juan Castro is hoping to return by Sunday after hurting his hamstring on Wednesday.

Castro had an MRI on Friday. Jimmy Rollins still appears to be a couple of weeks away, so Wilson Valdez will start until Castro feels better.
Fri, May 7, 2010 03:56:00 PM

Juan Castro, who left Wednesday's game with what the Phillies called a "left hamstring strain," believes he will be fine.

"Hopefully it's just a cramp, nothing more," Castro said after the Phillies' victory over the Cardinals. "I think (Thursday) we can tell more." The infielder is being relied on to fill in at shortstop for Jimmy Rollins, who is on the disabled list with a calf injury. If he's forced to miss more than a few days, Wilson Valdez could gain legitimate value in NL-only leagues.
Wed, May 5, 2010 10:21:00 PM

Juan Castro left Wednesday's game with a left hamstring strain.

Castro was hurt sprinting down the first-base line on an infield single in the seventh inning. Wilson Valdez replaced him on the bases and at shorts. The Phils are already down one shortstop: Jimmy Rollins.
Wed, May 5, 2010 09:10:00 PM

Juan Castro (hamstring) served as a defensive replacement Monday night.

Progress. Castro left Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks after complaining of left hamstring tightness and was given the day off Sunday. He should be regularly available off the bench moving forward.
Tue, Apr 27, 2010 08:49:00 AM

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2Drew Butera
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Dee Gordon
2Justin Turner
3Alex Guerrero
SS1Hanley Ramirez
2Darwin Barney
3Miguel Rojas
4Erisbel Arruebarrena
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Yasiel Puig
2Joc Pederson
3Roger Bernadina
RF1Matt Kemp
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Dan Haren
5Roberto Hernandez
6Kevin Correia
7Josh Beckett
8Paul Maholm
9Chad Billingsley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Brian Wilson
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Perez
5Brandon League
6Jamey Wright
7Pedro Baez
8Paco Rodriguez
9Yimi Garcia
10Carlos Frias
11Onelki Garcia
12Scott Elbert
13Chris Withrow
14Daniel Coulombe