Dodgers Designate Juan Castro

The Dodgers have designated Juan Castro for assignment, tweets Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.  Castro signed a minor-league deal with the team on July 27 after being released by Philadelphia the previous week.

The veteran utility infielder, never known as a strong hitter over his 16 major league seasons, had a .470 OPS in 140 plate appearances with the Phillies and Dodgers this year.  Castro signed a $700K deal with Philadelphia in the offseason that will also pay him an extra $50K for the buyout of his $750K team option for 2011.

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