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Season May be Over for Castillo

Yikes. Jose Castillo has been placed on the 15-day DL with an MCL injury suffered as the result of a collision with Hector Luna. The Pirates have recalled Ty Wigginton to take Castillo's place, which sort of makes sense in that Wigginton can fake second base, but the Pirates are wasting a chance to see what Jose Bautista or Yurendell DeCaster or... anybody else can do. In the meantime, I assume Freddy Sanchez will get most of the starts at second and Wigginton and Rob Mackowiak will play third.

Also in the Post-Gazette, the Stats Geek uses run scoring to connect the dots between Jason Bay, Brian Giles and Ralph Kiner, and Dejan Kovacevic reports that Jody Gerut may be done for the year, further uglifying an already ugly July trade.