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.

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