Yesterday, the Phils signed recently released New York Mets second baseman, Luis Castillo, to a minor league contract, after Castillo had cleared waivers. Castillo, who, in 2010, played in 86 games for the Mets, going .235, with 58 hits, hitting four doubles and two triples, while knocking in only 17 RBIs, will be trying for the second baseman job, to temporarily replace Chase Utley while he continues to battle his injury.
The Phils, if he is able to make the roster, will only pay $414,000 of his $6 million salary. The Mets would pay the rest.
Well, we’ll see how this pan out. Castillo just should not feel too comfortable if he does make the team. After all, he is a temporary solution.