Jose Castillo Designated

According to Chris Haft of, the Giants designated third baseman Jose Castillo for assignment today to make room for rookie Ryan Rohlinger.

Castillo, 27, hit .244/.290/.381 in 394 plate appearances.  He earned $650K for his efforts.  Castillo can play second base as well, but he hasn’t had a good month this year outside of May.  Andrew Baggarly says the Castillo signing helped the Giants save face, but it was time to move on.

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