Bernie Castro

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Bernie Castro
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Second baseman
Born: (1979-07-14) July 14, 1979 (age 34)
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 1, 2005 for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 2006 for the Washington Nationals
Career statistics
Batting average .253
Hits 48
Runs batted in 17
Teams

Bernabel "Bernie" Castro (born July 14, 1979 in Santiago, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman. He has played two major league seasons, one with each the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles.

Career[edit]

He was signed by the New York Yankees as an international free agent in 1997. After two seasons, he was traded to the San Diego Padres for outfielder Kevin Reese.

After becoming a free agent in the 2004 offseason, he signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles. He would play in 24 games for the major league team, hitting .288 with a .360 on-base percentage.

He again became a free agent after the 2005 season, and signed with the Washington Nationals where he would play 42 games, accumulating 110 at-bats.

He was granted free agency once more after the 2007 season, and signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees. He again became a free agent after the 2008 season.

Throughout his career he has showed off his impressive speed and solid contact abilities along with a strong arm and good insticts at second base.

During the Winter Bernie plays for his hometown Aguilas Cibaeñas in the Dominican Winter League.

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