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Mets cast off Castillo with fans in mind

Collins, Alderson acknowledge home-crowd disapproval a factor in cutting Luis loose

Updated: March 19, 2011, 11:45 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- At the New York Mets' home opener last season, the trainers got booed during the pregame ceremonies.

So could you imagine the hostile reaction if Luis Castillo were introduced as the starting second baseman in the April 8 lineup against the Washington Nationals this year -- especially if the Mets limp home after a tough opening trip to Florida and Philadelphia?

Well, Castillo will be spared that treatment.

After carrying Castillo on the 40-man roster ...

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