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Alexi Casilla | Second Baseman

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/20/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 170
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Blue Jays signed INF Alexi Casilla to a minor league contract.
The 31-year-old infielder has appeared in just one big league game since the 2013 season. He spent the 2015 campaign at Triple-A, slashing .287/.342/.391 with four homers, 31 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 94 games. He'll add infield depth for the Jays. Mar 19 - 8:35 AM

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Tigers acquired INF Alexi Casilla from the Rays in exchange for a player to be named later.

It's just an organizational depth move. Casilla has spent all season at Triple-A Durham, batting .315/.379/.449. The 30-year-old has played just one game in the majors since the beginning of last season.
Mon, Jun 29, 2015 04:34:00 PM

Rays re-signed INF Alexi Casilla to a minor league contract.

Casilla was released by the club last week after he failed to make the team out of spring training, but evidently he was unable to find a more suitable opportunity elsewhere. He'll function as depth for the Rays at Triple-A Durham and should get a chance with the big league club at some point during the upcoming season.
Thu, Apr 9, 2015 06:09:00 PM

Rays released INF Alexi Casilla.

Casilla hit .278/.328/.340 with 20 stolen bases in 60 minor league games last season, but appeared in just one game with at the big league level for the Orioles. The former Twin was looking to lock down a backup infield gig with the Rays.
Tue, Mar 31, 2015 12:33:00 PM

Rays signed INF Alexi Casilla to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Casilla, best known for his time with the Twins, appeared in one game with the Orioles last year and batted .278/.328/.340 with 20 stolen bases in 60 minor league games. The 30-year-old will attempt to win a backup infielder job in the spring.
Mon, Feb 2, 2015 05:35:00 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports the Rays are likely to sign Alexi Casilla to a minor league deal.

Casilla batted .278/.328/.340 with 20 steals in the Orioles' minor league system last year. Topkin believes Casilla could compete for a bench job with the Rays.
Sat, Jan 31, 2015 05:55:00 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of INF Alexi Casilla from Triple-A Norfolk.

Casilla has been rehabbing a hamstring injury since early September, and that's after recovering from surgery in July to remove a broken hamate bone in his right hand. It's unclear how Casilla may fit into the team's postseason plans, but clearly O's skipper Buck Showalter is looking for a way to improve his infield defense, and the versatile Casilla would certainly help.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 01:23:00 PM

Alexi Casilla (hamstring) is expected to rejoin the Orioles this weekend.

Casilla has been rehabbing a hamstring injury, but the Orioles want to take a look at him before the end of the regular season. It's unlikely that he would crack the team's postseason roster, even if he is deemed ready.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 07:43:00 PM

Alexi Casilla will have surgery on July 1 to remove a broken right hamate bone.

Casilla has spent all of this season at Triple-A Norfolk, batting .285/.346/.354 over 41 games. Obviously, he's not going to be an option for the Orioles for a while.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 12:25:00 PM

Alexi Casilla was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to swelling in his left knee.

He's expected to be fine in a day or two. Casilla has been limited to just three Grapefruit League games due to hamstring and knee ailments.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 09:53:00 AM

Alexi Casilla (knee) remains unavailable for the Orioles on Saturday.

Just as he finally got over a hamstring strain, Casilla is dealing with a hyperextended left knee. He's expected to be fine in a couple of days, but the time missed already may hurt his chances of cracking the Opening Day roster.
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 08:39:00 AM

Alexi Casilla was scratched from Friday's lineup due to a hyperextended left knee.

Casilla just returned from a hamstring strain but now has a new ailment to deal with. The good news is that it doesn't seem more than a day-to-day situation.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 12:31:00 PM

Alexi Casilla (hamstring) hopes to play Tuesday.

Casilla tweaked his hamstring early in camp and has yet to make his spring debut. He plans to run at 100 percent intensity Monday to test his progress. The veteran infielder is in the mix for a reserve infielder job this spring, but he's running out of time to make his case.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 09:18:00 AM

Alexi Casilla (hamstring) will remain sidelined until at least Monday.

The veteran infielder, who tweaked his hamstring at the end of February, is frustrated by how slowly he's recovering, but doesn't want to rush back and make it worse. He's in the mix for a reserve infielder role with the O's.
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 08:57:00 AM

Alexi Casilla (hamstring) is aiming to make his Grapefruit League debut on Sunday.

Casilla tweaked his hamstring at the end of February but is almost in the clear. He will go through a full workout on Thursday and will even run some sprints on the side. The 29-year-old infielder is trying to win a bench job.
Thu, Mar 6, 2014 09:01:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Ryan Goins
LF1Michael Saunders
2Melvin Upton
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Marcus Stroman
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Francisco Liriano
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Brett Cecil
3Jason Grilli
4Joe Biagini
5Joaquin Benoit
6Scott Feldman
7Ryan Tepera
8Aaron Loup
9Gavin Floyd