Castro went 2-for-2 with two RBI in Thursday's game against the Angels.
Castro has found success early in the spring and is now 3-for-8 with three RBI and two runs scored. Although he's a long shot to break camp with the big-league team, he could see time in the majors if the Dodgers are bitten by the injury bug at any point during the regular season.
Castro signed a minor-league contract which includes an invitation to spring training with the Dodgers on Friday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Castro has spent parts of three seasons in the majors but has very little to show for it, posting a .210/.240/.265 line in 98 games. He's unlikely to earn a roster spot in Los Angeles this spring but has the versatility to cover anywhere on the infield should injuries strike the team.
Castro was designated for assignment by the Rockies on Saturday.
Castro appeared in 18 games for the Rockies this season but didn't do much with the opportunity, hitting a meager .174/.191/.261. His weak .210/.240/.265 career line won't make him a hot commodity on the waiver wire. Garrett Hampson's contract was selected in a corresponding move.
Castro was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Castro was hitting just .174/.191/.261 across 18 games with the Rockies and had no clear path to playing time with DJ LeMahieu back from the DL. He'll continue to serve as organizational infield depth with the Isotopes, where he hit an impressive .407/.429/.516 across 23 games earlier in the season. Mike Tauchman was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding roster move.
Castro is hitting just .140 with the Rockies this season and hasn't started since May 23.
A hot start at Triple-A earned the versatile infielder a promotion in early May, but he's done little at the plate since joining the big-league team. Castro is making contact at an 84 percent clip, but he's doing little with the balls he puts in play. The Rockies recently called up Ryan McMahon to fill in for DJ LeMahieu (thumb) at second base, so Castro appears to be relegated to a full-time bench role once again.
Castro is in the lineup for the third game in a row Friday against the Mets, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Castro has started at second base in every game since being called up Tuesday. He seems entrenched as the temporary starter while DJ LeMahieu is out with a hamstring injury, though LeMahieu is eligible to return Tuesday, so Castro's window may not stay open long. The 25-year-old is just 1-for-8 so far this year, but with a few more hits over the weekend could make a case to remain on the roster once LeMahieu returns, as fellow utility man Pat Valaika is hitting just .091/.167/.145 through his first 61 plate appearances.
Castro's contract was selected by the Rockies on Tuesday, Jenny Cavnar of AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain reports.
Castro has started the season strong at Triple-A Albuquerque. Over 23 games he's slashed .407/.429/.516 with 11 RBI and 17 runs scored. With DJ LeMahieu (hamstring) on the disabled list, Castro could have the chance to see some time in the lineup, as he presents a versatile infield option for the Rockies. Last season with Albuquerque he spent time at second base, third base and shortstop.
Castro is hitting .407 with 11 RBI and 17 runs scored for Triple-A Albuquerque heading into May.
The utility man is also in the midst of a 22-game hit streak for the Isotopes. Castro nearly broke camp with the Rockies out of spring training, but Pat Valaika managed to get healthy enough to play just before the start of the regular season. However, with Valaika hitting just .096 thus far, Castro has put him in the conversation for a callup. Valaika is entrenched as the primary second baseman while DJ LeMahieu (hamstring) is out, but Castro is making his case to be back in the majors.
Castro was reassigned to minor-league camp Sunday, Jenny Cavnar of AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain reports.
Castro saw an opening to crack the Opening Day roster when shortstop Pat Valaika suffered an oblique injury during camp. With Valaika returning to action last week, Castro unfortunately saw his chances dwindle. He'll likely begin the 2018 season with Triple-A Albuquerque but could make his way back to the majors as a utility piece if an injury occurs.
Castro seems to be in line for a roster spot to start the season if Pat Valaika (oblique) isn't healthy by then, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Castro's bat offers little fantasy upside (.217/.250/.265 slash line in 239 career MLB plate appearances), but his positional versatility makes him a good candidate to fill a bench role for Colorado. He offers significantly more real-life value than fantasy value.
Castro signed a minor-league contract with the Rockies which includes an invitation to spring training.
Castro's ability to play around the infield earned him a pair of trips to the majors in 2015 and 2016, though he struggled to a .217/.250/.265 line across 239 plate appearances during that time and subsequently spent all of last season in the minors. The 25-year-old, who hit a respectable .306/.344/.397 in 115 games for Triple-A Albuquerque in 2017, should compete for a utility role in spring.
Castro was reassigned to minor-league camp Monday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
The 24-year-old infielder didn't pose much of a threat to claim a roster spot, especially after batting just .235 and walking once in 35 spring plate appearances. Castro will likely serve as an organizational depth piece moving forward, but his positional versatility could land him a spot in Denver later in the season if he picks things up at the plate during his time in the minors.
Castro received an invite to Rockies spring training Thursday.
Castro doesn't provide much in the way of offense, as he holds a career .217 batting average in the majors over 239 plate appearances. He is a good defensive infielder with the ability to play multiple positions, as Atlanta used him at second, third and shortstop last season. The Rockies have some of the league's top young stars at those three infield positions, however, so Castro isn't likely to get any big opportunities in the near future. He's likely to serve as organizational depth following spring training.
Castro signed a minor league contract with the Rockies, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
Castro has a surprising amount of major league experience thanks to his ability to play across the infield. However, the .217 batting average he holds in the big leagues along with the studs blocking him at each infield position will likely restrict the 24-year-old to a very limited role in the organization.
Castro was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
Castro has seen a sizable amount of major league playing time over the past couple years, but he hasn't taken advantage of it, as displayed by his .217 batting average in the big leagues. The 23-year-old will head back to the minors to find his stroke and act as organizational infield depth.
Castro was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday.
Castro shuttled between the majors and the minors all season, but he should be up with Atlanta for good now that the active rosters expanded. That being said, the 23-year-old likely won't garner too much playing time with Jace Peterson, Adonis Garcia, and Dansby Swanson locking down the infield positions at the moment.
The Braves have optioned Castro back to Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
It was a short stay for Castro, who was called up to Atlanta on Sunday. During his brief stint, Castro got no at-bats for the Braves. He will head back to Triple-A Gwinnett where he was hitting .264 in 110 at-bats, showing minimal power and speed.
Castro was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.
While Castro will be back with the big club, he'll likely be limited to a bench role, as he's posted a weak .182 batting average in the MLB this season. He struggled to perform with Gwinnett as well, where he owned a .264/.284/.345 line.
Castro was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday, Kevin McAlpin of 680 AM Atlanta reports.
Castro will be the last man out following the activation of Erick Aybar (foot), as both Castro and Chase d'Arnaud had been splitting time at shortstop with the regular starter on the shelf. According to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, d'Arnaud will get the starting nod at second base Sunday. With an infield near full strength, the 23-year-old Castro will head back to the minors where he can continue to see consistent at-bats.
Castro is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Brewers.
Castro will be replaced by Kelly Johnson at second base after struggling to get a hit in his past four games. His batting average and on-base percentage have dropped to .221 and .287, respectively.
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