Juan Castro back!
Cincinnati Reds general manager Wayne Krivsky today announced the acquisition of IF Juan Castro from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league OF Brandon Roberts.
Castro, 33, is expected to be in uniform for tomorrow's 7:10 p.m. game against the Chicago White Sox at Great American Ball Park. A corresponding 25-man roster move will be made when Castro arrives here.
To make room for Castro on the 40-man roster, RHP Paul Wilson has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list. Wilson has been on the DL all season recovering from right shoulder surgery.
Considered one of baseball’s best and most versatile defensive infielders, Castro has made 815 Major League appearances for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Reds and Twins. He played in Cincinnati for 5 seasons from 2000-2004 and then signed as a free agent with Minnesota in November 2004.
Roberts, 21, was selected by the Reds in the seventh round of the June 2005 first-year player draft. This season at Class A Sarasota he was hitting .267 with 1 HR and 15 RBI in 60 games.