Even on an off day there is no shortage of news on Luis Castillo's floundering bat. Over the course of the 2010 season Luis is hitting an abysmal .245 while playing second base like Tanner from Bad News Bears. The 14+ year veteran's poor performance has caused the team to go with a bit of a youth movement whereby 20-year old rookie Ruben Tejada will see the majority of the playing time moving forward.
As if Castillo's bat in 2010 hasn't caused fans enough pain, an at-bat from 2007 is coming back to haunt the franchise. Jose Martinez of the Daily News.com reports that the second basemen's exorbitant contract is not his only contribution to the team's financial unrest.
The high-priced infielder is being sued by a New Jersey man who was badly injured when Castillo's shattered bat sailed into the box seats - and right into James Falzon's face. The ugly 2007 encounter during a Mets-Braves game turned Falzon into a bloody mess, with injuries that included multiple facial fractures and left him with pins in his jaw and metal plates in his face.
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