GM Sandy Alderson had this to say about the release.
"After a long evaluation during spring training, after consulting with manager Terry Collins and the coaching staff, I made a recommendation to ownership in the best interest of the organization and Louie that he be released..ownership approved."
Before leaving the spring training camp in Port St. Lucie, Castillo told Newsday that he didn't believe he got a fair shot.
Castillo complained "I said I came here to play and you didn't give me a chance. You didn't use me."He added that he was going to go home and wait and hope to catch on with another team.
Thank You Sandy Alderson. Thank You.