Athletics Release Santiago Casilla

The Athletics released reliever Santiago Casilla today to make room for Rule 5 pick Bobby Cassevah, reports John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle.  Casilla would've been non-tendered on Saturday anyway.

Casilla, 29, posted a 5.96 ERA, 6.5 K/9, and 4.7 BB/9 in 48.3 relief innings this year.  He was hindered by calf and knee injuries.  He dealt with a sore elbow throughout the '08 season.



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