Castro Is Phillies Answer for Utility

Not the best answer in my opinion but it is what it is. The Phillies agreed to sign Juan Castro to replace the utility role Eric Bruntlett left. They have agreed to a one-year deal worth under $1 million with Castro, who hit .277 with one home run and nine RBIs in 112 at-bats last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The announcement will come some time next week according to Castro’s agent.

This move isn’t too bad though there were better options out there. Castro is 37 and will provide a veteran presence on the bench. He is also an okay fielder, making him a lateral step from Bruntlett. This also gives the Phillies a guy that could play short stop effectively to rest Jimmy Rollins.

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