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Juan Castro, Manager Mexico Team to Olympics for first time, Phillies Infield Coach for Joe Girardi
Baseball Outside the Box - Coaching Podcast
Juan Castro a 21 year professional MLB player, Coach, Manager, plus assistant to the GM of the Dodgers, World Baseball Classic Coach Mexico National Team and an outstanding person who understands developing players at the lower levels. Juan Gabriel Castro (born June 20, 1972), is a Mexican former professional baseball infielder, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, and Philadelphia Phillies, during his 17-year big league career. Castro was known mainly for his defensive abilities. He was primarily a reserve player. Castro batted and threw right-handed. He currently is serving as the infield coach for the Philadelphia Phillies and the manager for Mexico national baseball team. Baseball career Los Angeles Dodgers Castro was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1991 and began his trek through the minor leagues with the Great Falls Voyagers in 1991. He followed that up with time spent with the Bakersfield Dodgers, San Antonio Missions and Albuquerque Dukes. He was selected to the Texas League All-Star Team while with San Antonio in 1994. Castro made his major league debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 2, 1995 against the Montreal Expos as a defensive replacement at third base. He got his first at bat on September 11 and recorded his first career hit in his first career start, on the final day of the season, October 1, against the San Diego Padres. Playing for the Dodgers was especially meaningful for Castro, as he idolized fellow Mexican and former Dodgers pitching ace Fernando Valenzuela as a child. Castro played for the Dodgers through the 1999 season. His primary position was shortstop, but he also backed up at second base and third base. Cincinnati Reds After seeing very little playing time during the 1999 season, Castro was traded by the Dodgers to the Cincinnati Reds for Kenny Lutz on April 1, 2000, just before the start of the season. He played with the Reds from 2000 to 2004, mostly as a utility player. In 2003, he batted .253/.290/.388 with career highs of 9 home runs and 33 RBIs. Minnesota Twins In 2005, Castro was signed by the Minnesota Twins as a backup to rookie shortstop Jason Bartlett. Bartlett struggled and Castro saw increased playing time. He batted .257/.279/.386, and his 9 sacrifices were 7th in the league. Cincinnati Reds (second stint) On June 15, 2006, Castro was traded back to the Cincinnati Reds for minor league outfielder Brandon Roberts. On April 21, 2008, he was designated for assignment by the Reds. Baltimore Orioles On May 2, 2008, he became a free agent. After spending some time playing for the Colorado Rockies‘ Triple-A affiliate, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles on July 19, and was immediately added to the major league roster. Castro started more games at shortstop than any other player in 2008 for the Orioles. Los Angeles Dodgers (second stint) He became a free agent at the end of the season and on January 4, 2009, he signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training with his original team, the Los Angeles Dodgers. He spent the season as a backup infielder and then filed for free agency again. Philadelphia Phillies Castro agreed to a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies on November 24. Castro temporarily replaced Jimmy Rollins at shortstop after Rollins suffered a right calf injury. Playing third base, Castro fielded the ground ball and threw to first, completing the 27th and final out of Roy Halladay‘s perfect game. Los Angeles Dodgers (third stint) Castro was released by the Phillies on July 17, 2010, and returned to the Dodgers on a minor-league contract on July 27, 2010. The Dodgers called him up to the Majors on August 11, 2010. He appeared in one game and was designated for assignment on August 21. The Dodgers had intended to recall him when rosters expanded in September, but he chose to remain home to attend to an ailing family member. He became a free agent after the season but re-signed with the Dodgers on a minor league contract that included an invitation to spring training. He was assigned to the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes. On May 13, 2011, he had his contract purchased by the Dodgers. After appearing in seven games, during which he was 4 for 14, he was again designated for assignment on June 6. Retirement He retired from baseball on July 10, 2011. Over 17 years in the major leagues, he batted .229/.268/.327. Coaching Castro agreed to a new position as a special assistant to the General Manager with the Dodgers, with involvement in player development and talent evaluation. He was also a coach with the Mexico national baseball team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Castro was the Dodgers minor league infield coordinator in 2015. In 2016, he was added to the Dodgers major league staff in the newly created post of Quality Assurance Coach. After the 2017 season, he left the Dodgers to become the director of operations for the Tijuana Toros in the Mexican League. In 2018, Castro returned to the Mexican Pacific League to manage the Águilas de Mexicali, his second stint as manager of the club. In 2019, Castro was announced as manager for Team Mexico at the 2019 WBSC Premier12 tournament. We discuss: Where he grew up and played baseball. What skills he developed in Mexico as a young player. What strengths did he have that allowed him to get to a higher level. He says he did not have the greatest skills but____________. What it takes to be a great infielder. How to get a better jump on the ball. Pre pitch routine. Spring training with big league players were does he start and end when working on fielding. How do you create that real situation as an infielder to be ready for the real game. As a manager during tough times how do you keep focused and cool? When the beat USA to get to the gold, game winning hit, what did you tell the batter. From the time you assembled the Mexico team, organized it all, practices to the first game, what was the main message he had for the team? What is your thought process during the game? Your relationship with umpires, how important and how you dealt with them in different situations. And so much more. Juan Castro Twitter @Guaguel7 FaceBook Juan G. 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Joe Girardi Records 1000th Victory in Phils 3-2 Win over Nats!
Sports Talk With Brodes
The Philadelphia Phillies win 3-2 over the Washington Nationals and Joe Girardi records his 1000th win as a manager! Aaron Nola didn't have his A+ stuff, but he sure grinded through seven innings effectively. Girardi allowed him to go back on the mound with 100 pitches after the sixth. Juan Soto and Rhys Hoskins traded off solo home-runs to start off the scoring. After the Phils went down 2-1 in the fourth, they responded in the seventh inning thanks to sloppy play by the Nationals. Juan Soto dove for a ball in left-field, allowing Didi Gregorius to get to third base. Victor Robles and Adam Eaton bumped into each other during a routine fly ball in right field. Bryce Harper hit an RBI single to take the lead. Tommy Hunter, after having passionate words to the media, pitched a phenomenal eighth inning. Brandon Workman worked through a bit of a jam and closed the game. Check out my sponsors! Code: BROD at manscaped.com for 20% AND FREE SHIPPING! Orbit Energy & Power: www.orbitenergy.us or Call (800) 836-3987
Marlins Outbreak, Joe Girardi, Mike Foltynewics, & Your Weekend Reactions!
Sports Talk With Brodes
The Miami Marlins outbreak continues to grow, Joe Girardi had an interesting weekend, Mike Foltynewics is available, and your weekend reactions! Check out my sponsor! Orbit Energy & Power: www.orbitenergy.us or Call (800) 836-3987