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Castillo Earns Deserved Promotion to Triple-A RailRiders

It was only a matter if time until Ali Castillo earned a promotion to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The solid-fielding shortstop hit .351 (33-for-94) in 24 games in Trenton and always seems to hit in the clutch.

The move was not a major surprise with Tony Renda, who was obtained in the David Carpenter trade earlier this week, likely taking over second-base duties with Trenton. Castillo has played both shortstop and second base with the Thunder, with Cito Culver at short.

“Ali came off a broken finger (in spring training) and has really done a great job for us,” said Trenton manager Al Pedrique, whose 35-25 team opens a three-gane series at Harrisburg tonight.

‘In other moves involving the RailRiders, infielder Jonathan Galvez was released.  He hit just ,237 (33-for-136) with no home runs in 40 games for SWB after being signed as a minor-league free-agent in the offseason. In another move, right-hander Joel De La Cruz was reinstated from the disabled list and officially assigned to Trenton. He is 5-0, 2,89 between the two teams in 10 appearances and two starts.

The Thunder also placed outfielder Danny Oh on the 7-day disabled list with an injured right thumb, while pitcher RHP Sergio Santos was sent to Extended Spring Training.

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