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Marlins trade Castillo to Twins for two pitchers

Updated: December 2, 2005, 6:15 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- The Florida Marlins' payroll purge left a gaping hole at second base Friday when they traded Luis Castillo to the Minnesota Twins for two pitching prospects.

The departure of Castillo, a three-time All-Star and the Marlins' career leader in six major categories, was the latest move by the franchise to cut costs after repeated bids for a new ballpark failed.

Luis Castillo

Second Base Florida MarlinsProfile

2005 SEASON STATISTICS

GM HR RBI R OBP AVG

122 4 30 72 .391 .301

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