The Mets have acquired SS Javier Castillo from the White Sox. He was assigned to Triple-A. To make room, OF Jason Cooper was released.
The White Sox's RHP Ryan Z. Braun, INF Javier Castillo, RHP Franklyn German and OF Michael Restovich were reassigned to minor-league camp Wednesday.
White Sox SS Javier Castillo went 2-for-2 with a 2-run bomb against the Brewers on Wednesday. Castillo is hitting .429 on the spring season.
Left-hander Aaron Poreda and infielder Gordon Beckham, drafted in the first round by the White Sox the past two years, were among 18 players invited Monday to spring training. The White Sox agreed to terms with 13 players on minor league deals and invited them to their new complex in Glendale, Ariz., beginning Feb. 15. They also invited five players from the minors, including Poreda and Beckham. Poreda was the team's top choice in 2007 out of San Francisco and Beckham a first-rounder in 2008 out of Georgia. Receiving non-roster invitations were infielders Javier Castillo, Brian Myrow, Sergio J. Santos and Eider Torres; catchers Corky Miller and Chris Stewart; outfielders Josh Kroeger and Michael Restovich; right-handers Ryan Z. Braun, Franklyn German, Brad Salmon and John Van Benschoten; and left-hander pitcher Randy Williams. Catchers Tyler Flowers and Donny Lucy and right-handed reliever Mike MacDougal were invited from the minor league system.
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