Juan Castro

Team Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles
Position Shortstop
Born Jun 20, 1972
Nationality Mexico Mexico
Nickname Manos de Oro, Golden Hand
Team History
Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 2008 - present
Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 2006 - 2008
Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 2005 - 2006

Juan Gabriel Castro was born on June 20, 1972 in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. He is an infielder who plays for the Baltimore Orioles.

Castro bats and throws right-handed.

High SchoolJuan graduated from CBTIS 43 High School in Los Mochis, in 1990.

Major LeaguesJuan made his Major League debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 2, 1995.

He played for the Dodgers through the 1999 season, then was traded to the Cincinatti Reds, where he played from 2000 to 2004.

In 2005, he was signed by the Minnesota Twins as a backup to rookie shortstop Jason Bartlett.

On June 15, 2006, he 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, and became a free agent on May 2, 2008. He played for a time with the Colorado Rockies’ AAA affiliate, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, then was traded to the Baltimore Orioles on July 19, 2008, and was immediately added to their major league roster.

PersonalJuan has three children with his wife Yadira (n

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