CLEARWATER, Fla.(WFAN/MLB.com) – Veteran second baseman Luis Castillo, signed by the Phillies to a Minor League contract on Monday after the Mets released him last week, had nine games to earn a spot on the team’s 25-man roster.
Now it’s down to eight.
The Phillies expected Castillo to arrive to camp Monday, but he never showed. He also never showed for Tuesday morning’s physical. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Castillo is not in camp as expected because of a “little bit of a miscommunication with his agent,” and added that Castillo is expected in camp later Tuesday.
“I was surprised this morning that he didn’t show up,” Amaro said. “It happens. We were a little confused. Evidently, he was confused, too.”
Castillo is expected to play Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays in Port Charlotte, Fla.