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Dodgers release Ramon Castro

Mar 18, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

Ramon Castro AP

Today’s the day to release veteran catchers on minor-league deals, apparently.

This morning the Nationals released Chris Snyder, who immediately signed with the Angels, and now the Dodgers have released Ramon Castro.

Castro didn’t play in the majors last season and at age 36 might be out of chances, although he was fairly productive in a 23-game stint with the White Sox in 2011 and has long been a solid backup/platoon starter.

A.J. Ellis is the Dodgers’ starter behind the plate, with Tim Federowicz likely to be the backup and Jesus Flores also in camp as another option.

  1. plmathfoto - Mar 18, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Hola, Senor Cashman?

  2. timpaz - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    I can’t believe some signed Cbris Snyder , he was a bum whe n he was young , now he’s just an old bum.

  3. romoscollarbone - Mar 18, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Ramon Castro is the guy that can’t throw anybody out right? Just like a Piazza-esque arm?

    • thebadguyswon - Mar 18, 2013 at 7:08 PM

      You just used Piazza and Ramon Castro in the same statement. I’ll let you figure out how ridiculous that was.

      • romoscollarbone - Mar 18, 2013 at 10:32 PM

        Piazza is an all time great batter at C, but a horrendous fielder. So yes I can compare a subpar catcher to him. Especially since his noodle arm is basically the Mendoza-line of caught stealing futility.

        I know the sample sizes are vastly different, but Castro has enough time behind the dish for his #s to be what they are.

        Go troll elsewhere,

  4. multiplemiggs - Mar 18, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    maybe bc hes a slow fatass who smokes cigarettes

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