Red Sox Designate Alex Castellanos

The Red Sox have designated outfielder Alex Castellanos for assignment, the team announced.  The move creates 40-man roster space for Mike Napoli, whose new deal with the Sox became official today.

Castellanos was acquired in an October trade with the Dodgers.  The 27-year-old was originally a tenth-round draft pick for the Cardinals in 2008, and he owns an impressive .288/.362/.502 slash line in 2529 PA over six minor league seasons in the St. Louis and Los Angeles farm systems.  Castellanos also has 43 Major League PA to his name, accumulated in cups of coffee with the Dodgers in 2012 and 2013.

According to MLBTR's DFA Tracker, Castellanos is one of five players currently residing in "DFA limbo," along with the Nationals' Corey Brown, the Twins' Liam Hendriks, and the Tigers' Dixon Machado and Luis Marte.


9 Responses to Red Sox Designate Alex Castellanos Leave a Reply

  1. RC23 2 years ago

    He lasted long

  2. Justin Anthony 2 years ago

    Tigers should pick him up so he can play with his brother

  3. MaineBaseball 2 years ago

    Raise your hand if you actually thought he would make the team. Okay, you can put your hands down.

  4. Petcopadre 2 years ago

    I hope this kid finds a home. His #’s in a large sample size are better than some vets making millions.

    Edit: Okay, I was looking at his minor league #’s. MLB #’s not so much but consistent playing time may help.

  5. John Murray 2 years ago

    Bad move when we need CF depth to replace Ells!

  6. JimEdmondsMVP 2 years ago

    I wouldn’t mind him back with the Cards.

    • bighiggy 2 years ago

      I know the cards have outfield depth but would like to see us pick him back up too. In case taveras is hurt or makes the the team, he could replace taveras at memphis.. His minors numbers are great

  7. Jeff Miller 2 years ago

    Wouldn’t mind the Phillies picking him up as a ST invitee. Let him compete with Mayberry for a reserve OF spot.

  8. OriolesFanatic 2 years ago

    This is a no brainer, Orioles don’t even have a starting left fielder (and the market isn’t exactly growing) let alone any depth at the position. This would be a great sign, cheap player with a potentially high upside, but more improtantly, young depth at a position that’s practically empty for the O’s.

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