- Alberto Castillo (catcher)
"This article is about the Dominican catcher born in 1970. For the Cuban pitcher born in 1975, see
Alberto Castillo (pitcher).----Infobox MLB player
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birthdate=birth date and age|1970|2|10
San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic
debutteam=New York Mets
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New York Mets(by|1995–by|1998)
St. Louis Cardinals(by|1999)
Toronto Blue Jays(by|2000-by|2001)
New York Yankees(by|2002)
San Francisco Giants(by|2003)
Kansas City Royals(by|2004-by|2005)
Alberto Terrero Castillo (born
February 10, 1970in San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball catcherwho currently plays for the Camden Riversharksof the independent Atlantic League. From by|1995 through by|2007, Castillo has played for the New York Mets(1995-by|1998), St. Louis Cardinals(by|1999), Toronto Blue Jays(by|2000-by|2001), San Francisco Giants(by|2003), Kansas City Royals(by|2004-by|2005), Oakland Athletics(2005), and Baltimore Orioles(by|2007). He bats and throws right-handed.
In a twelve-season career, Castillo has posted a .220
batting averagewith 12 home runs and 101 RBI in 418 games played. His longest tenure with one team was the New York Mets, who he played with for four seasons.
Signed by the
Washington Nationalson December 13, 2005, Castillo played the by|2006 season with the (Triple-A) New Orleans Zephyrs. He finished his 2006 season with the Zephyrs with a .268 batting average and 30 RBI.
Boston Red Soxorganization signed him to a minor league contract on December 20, 2006, and invited him to participate in the Red Sox' 2007 spring training. [cite web |url=http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20061220&content_id=1765232&vkey=news_bos&fext=.jsp&c_id=bos |title=Sox sign eight to Minor League deals |accessdate=2008-07-31 |work= MLB.com|publisher= |date= ]
March 27, 2007, the Red Sox traded him to the Baltimore Oriolesfor minor league outfielder Cory Keylor.
He was used in the 2007 season by the Orioles to fill in for injured catcher
Ramon Hernandeztwice and was designated for assignment twice after Hernandez's return.
Castillo became a minor league free agent after the season. On
February 14, by|2008, Castillo signed a minor league contract with the Houston Astrosand was invited to spring training. After spending spring training with the Astros, Castillo was demoted on March 24to the minors and later released. Confusingly, the Orioles signed a pitcher named Alberto Castillo at the beginning of the 2008 season.
July 3, 2008, Castillo signed with the Camden Riversharks of the Atlantic League.
*Castillo was the star catcher in the first Dominican team in the inaugural
2006 World Baseball Classicseries.
*Castillo was the Captain for the Dominican Team in the 2007
*baseballstats |mlb= |espn=3243 |br=c/castial01 |fangraphs= |cube=C/Alberto-Castillo
* [http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/C/Castillo_Alberto.stm Baseball Library]
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