Mar. 11, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Alex Castellanos (76) throws out Chicago Cubs center fielder Brett Jackson (59) during the seventh inning at Camelback Ranch. Dodgers won 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE
Sources have confirmed: The #Dodgers have called up 2B Alex Castellanos. I'm a believer in his bat.— Kevin Goldstein (@Kevin_Goldstein) May 31, 2012
Castellanos, 25, comes to the Dodgers hitting .379/.476/.759 for Triple-A Albuquerque on the season. Drafted in 2008 by St. Louis, he now has five seasons of Minor League experience between the Cardinals and Dodgers and holds a career minor league line of .291/.359/.505.
He was traded to the Dodgers for Rafael Furcal last July, and hit .322 for AA Chattanooga over 32 games. The Dodgers moved him to the 40-man roster following the 2011 season to protect him from the Rule-V draft, and he was promoted to AAA Albuquerque to begin the 2012 season.