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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 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. Nov 11 - 1:41 PM

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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.
Apr 28 - 8:06 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.
Apr 25 - 4:15 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.
Mar 15 - 8:18 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.
Mar 7 - 2:44 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.
Mar 5 - 10:10 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

Dodgers recalled OF Alex Castellanos to Triple-A Albuquerque.

He'll serve as an extra bat off the bench for the final two weeks of the regular season. The 27-year-old outfielder hit .257/.347/.468 with 19 homers, 61 RBI and 19 stolen bases in 105 games at Triple-A.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 06:04:00 PM

Dodgers optioned OF Alex Castellanos to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Castellanos went 2-for-9 during his week-long stay in the majors. He should get another shot later this year.
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 05:07:00 PM

Dodgers recalled OF Alex Castellanos from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Castellanos will provide some outfield depth with Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford on the DL and Scott Van Slyke banged up. He's batted .270/.359/.491 with nine homers, 28 RBI and eight steals at Albuquerque this season.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 06:42:00 PM

Dodgers optioned OF Alex Castellanos, RHPs Stephen Fife and Josh Wall and INF/OF Elian Herrera to Triple-A Albuquerque; reassigned INF/OF Alfredo Amezaga, RHPs Kevin Gregg and Peter Moylan and C Matt Wallach to minor league camp.

Castellanos hit four homers during Cactus League play, but it wasn't quite enough to earn an Opening Day roster spot. With the exception of Wallach, all of the demoted players have a good shot to spend some time in the majors this season.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 11:51:00 AM

Alex Castellanos homered for the second straight game in Wednesday's 11-7 win over the Cubs.

Castellanos launched a solo blast off of Hisanori Takahashi in the seventh inning a day after taking the Giants' Ramon Ramirez deep. The 26-year-old is competing for a bench job this spring but will likely function as depth at Triple-A.
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 07:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2Eric Campbell
3Brandon Allen
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1David Wright
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Matt den Dekker
3Kirk Nieuwenhuis
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Michael Cuddyer
2John Mayberry
3Alex Castellanos
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
7Rafael Montero
8Noah Syndergaard
9Cory Mazzoni
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Bobby Parnell
7Erik Goeddel
8Dario Alvarez
9Akeel Morris
10Jack Leathersich
11Scott Rice