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December 08, 2005


Texas traded IF Esteban German to Kansas City for reliever Fabio Castro, who was selected from Chicago (AL) with the first pick in the Rule 5 draft.

Texas continues its quest to acquire every prospect in the White Sox system. Castro doesn’t turn 21 until next month and has never pitched above high-A, but Texas must add him to the 40-man roster and keep him on the active roster all season or run him through waivers. The lefty has struck out over a batter per inning in his career and has terrific hit and homer rates that compensate for his mediocre control. Texas has plenty of backup-infielder types, so no loss there.

The Texas 40-man roster is full.

UPDATE: No, it isn't. German was on the 40. The roster has 39 players.

Posted by Lucas at December 8, 2005 11:50 AM