Phillies Deal With Castillo Is Only A 10-Day Audition

An article by posted on March 21, 2011

Update:

ESPN is reporting that the deal the Phillies agreed to with Luis Castillo is only for 10-day audition and he has not been promised a spot on their opening day roster.

Original Post 3/20 8:00 PM

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, recently released second baseman Luis Castillo may be closing in on a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies according to a source.

On the day he officially was eligible to sign, Castillo quickly narrowed his focus and appears poised to join the Philadelphia Phillies, according to a baseball source.

The Phillies are growing concerned with the recent knee woes of All-Star second baseman Chase Utley.

In case you’re wondering, Rubin also says that if Castillo does sign with the Phillies, they will only be responsible for the major league minimum or around $416,000 dollars. The Mets would still be on the hook for the remaining $5.6 million dollars Castillo is owed.

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