...really. Seriously.


The Dodgers are still interested in Juan Castro, the veteran utility infielder who was designated for assignment by Cincinnati last week, a source close to the situation said. Castro will officially become a free agent if the Reds don't trade him by 10 a.m. today, and signing him would allow the Dodgers to send top shortstop prospect Chin-lung Hu back to the minors so he could get regular playing time.

One factor that might work against the Dodgers is that they would want Castro to initially go to Triple-A Las Vegas for a few days because he hasn't played since April 17. There are teams interested - notably San Diego - that would immediately put him in the majors.