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Alexi Casilla | Second Baseman

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/20/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 170
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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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. Jun 29 - 4:34 PM

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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.
Apr 9 - 6:09 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.
Mar 31 - 12:33 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.
Feb 2 - 5:35 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.
Jan 31 - 5:55 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

Alexi Casilla (hamstring) will hit on the field Wednesday.

It's the latest step in his recovery from a hamstring issue. A non-roster invitee this spring, Casilla will hope to make his case for a roster spot this month.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 10:27:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Josh Wilson
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Alfredo Simon
5Kyle Lobstein
6Kyle Ryan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joakim Soria
2Bruce Rondon
3Al Alburquerque
4Blaine Hardy
5Alex Wilson
6Drew VerHagen
7Jeff Ferrell
8Joe Nathan