Castillo 0-2 In Rehab Assignment

Metszilla.comCorrespondent IJuly 15, 2010

NEW YORK - MAY 10:  Luis Castillo #1 of the New York Mets looks on against the Washington Nationals on May 10, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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 According to ESPN New York:

Castillo (heel) began his rehab assignment Wednesday by going 0-for-2 for High-A St. Lucie. Castillo was originally slated to begin his rehab Sunday but had it pushed back a few days. The Mets have 20 days to activate him and there was speculation last week that he may return sometime during the team’s upcoming 11-game road trip.”

Speculation is that once Castillo is healthy enough to resume duties at second base 20-year old Ruben Tejada will be optioned to Triple-A to make room on the roster.  At the end of June this move would have bothered me a bit more than it does now.  Tejada was handling himself well at the plate (.279 avg for the month) and demonstrated a baseball I.Q. well beyond his years.  Outside of that, he seemed like the kind of kid that was getting the veterans going.  I can’t count the number of times I saw Jose Reyes clapping and pointing in his direction.

It has recently become more and more apparent that Ruben needs more time in the minors as he has recently been dominated by major league pitching.  The rookie is...TO READ THE REST OF THIS POST AND OTHERS LIKE IT HEAD OVER TO METSZILLA.COM BY CLICKING HERE: