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ChiCubs54
08-20-2008, 06:21 PM
Astros Sign Jose Castillo


According to Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle, the Astros claimed infielder Jose Castillo off waivers today. Castillo will be Astros property for '09 as well, if they want him (he's still arbitration-eligible).

The 27 year-old hit .244/.290/.381 in 420 plate appearances for the Giants while seeing time at second base, shortstop, and third base.


Source: MLBTR

lincecum=future
08-20-2008, 06:23 PM
Npt a big fan but he should strictly be a bench player and used for a spot start.

Crzycjunx76
08-21-2008, 03:18 AM
Basically he is another Blum or Loretta.

Jay22Redd
08-21-2008, 04:00 AM
Serioulsy, who's he???

Jay22Redd
08-21-2008, 04:01 AM
I never heard of him...can someone tell me who he is?

ChiCubs54
08-21-2008, 03:00 PM
I never heard of him...can someone tell me who he is?

He was on the Giants before he got released.

Here's his stats:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/castijo02.shtml

coltsfan11
08-21-2008, 05:39 PM
He looks like a solid pickup. It's not like he's going to be the difference maker that wins a ton of games for the Astros and puts them past the Brewers for the wild card, but hey it will help the team score some more runs as well as keep the other team from scoring runs.

astro4life
08-22-2008, 04:10 PM
Castillo is gonna carry us all the way. jk:D