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Alex Castellanos | Outfielder

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Mets reassigned INF/OF Alex Castellanos and RHP Chase Bradford to minor league camp.
The 28-year-old was in camp competing for a spot on the Mets bench, but struggled to the tune of .222/.263/.472 with one homer, four RBI and a 12/1 K/BB ratio in 36 at-bats. He'll function as organizational depth at Triple-A for the time being. Mar 28 - 9:06 AM

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Alex Castellanos is day-to-day with a bruised right foot.

The outfielder left Saturday's Grapefruit League game after rolling his ankle in a collision at first base. It doesn't seem to be serious, and it likely won't cost him too much time. The non-roster invite likely won't break camp with the club regardless.
Mar 21 - 4:52 PM

Alex Castellanos was forced to leave Saturday's Grapefruit League game with an apparent injury.

Castellanos was involved in a collision at first base as he reached into the runner's path on an errant throw from the catcher. It appeared to have been an issue with his right ankle, but the Mets should provide an update on his status shortly.
Mar 21 - 3:23 PM

Alex Castellanos said Saturday that X-rays on his injured finger came back negative.

Castellanos was drilled in the right hand by a pitch during Friday's Grapefruit League contest against the Tigers. He's fortunate to have avoided any fractures and should be able to return to the Mets lineup in a day or two.
Mar 7 - 8:36 AM

Alex Castellanos exited Friday's game versus the Tigers after being hit by a pitch on the right middle finger.

Castellanos immediately crumpled to the ground after being plunked by the Luke Putkonen offering. The non-roster invitee has been sent for X-rays.
Mar 6 - 3:34 PM

Mets signed OF Alex Castellanos to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Castellanos spent 2014 with the Padres' Triple-A affiliate and batted .275/.351/.439 with eight home runs and 42 RBI over 113 games. The 27-year-old appeared in 24 games with the Dodgers from 2012-2013. He'll likely serve as minor league depth for New York next season.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 01:41:00 PM

Padres sent OF Alex Castellanos outright to Triple-A El Paso.

Castellanos was designated for assignment over the weekend for the third time since the end of last season. He'll provide depth at Triple-A for the Pads.
Mon, Apr 28, 2014 08:06:00 PM

Padres designated OF Alex Castellanos for assignment.

It's the third time he's been designated for assignment since the end of last season. Castellanos could get claimed on waivers again, but if he isn't he'll have the opting of declaring free agency.
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 04:15:00 PM

Alex Castellanos smacked his first home run of the Cactus League season in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.

He got the start at third base in this one, and with injuries to Chase Headley and Cameron Maybin this spring, Castellanos has a legitimate shot at making the Padres in a utility role.
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 08:18:00 PM

Padres claimed OF Alex Castellanos off waivers from the Rangers.

Castellanos has landed in his fourth organization since October. With Cameron Maybin (biceps) slated to begin the season on the disabled list, Castellanos should have a shot to crack the Opening Day roster.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 02:44:00 PM

Rangers designated OF Alex Castellanos for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-signed Joe Saunders on the active roster. Castellanos has already been with two organizations since the end of last season and he could soon be on the move again.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 10:10:00 AM

Rangers claimed OF Alex Castellanos off waivers from the Red Sox.

Castellanos was designated for assignment by Boston earlier this month to clear a 40-man roster spot for the return of Mike Napoli. A dynamic athlete, the 27-year-old Castellnos batted .257/.347/.468 with 19 homers and 19 steals in 105 games this past summer at the Triple-A level. He could see action in the majors next year with Texas.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 01:55:00 PM

Red Sox designated OF Alex Castellanos for assignment.

The move was made in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for Mike Napoli. It's the second time in less than two months that Castellanos has been designated for assignment, as the Red Sox picked him up in a trade after the Dodgers DFA'd him. He hit .257/.347/.468 with 19 home runs and 19 stolen bases in 105 games in 2013 at the Triple-A level.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 06:46:00 PM

Red Sox acquired OF Alex Castellanos from the Dodgers in exchange for OF Jeremy Hazelbaker.

Castellanos, 27, was designated for assignment by the Dodgers last week. He hit .257/.347/.468 with 19 home runs and 19 stolen bases in 105 games this summer at the Triple-A level but is one year older than Hazelbaker. It's basically a swap of quad-A players.
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 04:24:00 PM

Dodgers designated OF Alex Castellanos for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Mike Baxter on the 40-man roster. Castellanos was acquired from the Cardinals in the Rafael Furcal deal in 2011 and appeared in 24 games with the Dodgers over the past two seasons. He could draw some interest on waivers.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 05:22:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Ruben Tejada
SS1Wilmer Flores
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
3Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Jenrry Mejia
3Carlos Torres
4Alex Torres
5Bobby Parnell
6Jerry Blevins
7Buddy Carlyle
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Erik Goeddel
11Josh Edgin
12Logan Verrett