In a strange move, the Reds have re-signed Juan Castro, age 34, to a two-year contract extension. Lancaster reports that Castro will average $1.5M over the deal.
I actually like Castro well enough, despite his anemic offense. I just don’t understand the need to pay almost-league-average salary to a guy who isn’t good enough to start, and can’t even pinch hit. Seems like a strange way to lock up a roster spot and $1.5M per year. Plus, the Reds went down this road once before.
2006: .245 AVG, .274 OBP, .342 SLG (616 OPS)
Career: .232, .271, .339 (610).