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SLP2003062410 - ST.LOUIS, June 24 (UPI) -- The Cincinnati Reds' Juan Castro slides into homeplate with the go-ahead run before the tag of St. Louis Cardinals catcher Joe Girardi as pitcher Steve Kline looks on in the ninth inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 24, 2003. Castro was able to score from second base on a hit by Barry Larkin. rlw/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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Juan Gabriel Castro (born June 20, 1972, in Los Mochis, Mexico) is a Major League Baseball shortstop, who is currently with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Castro bats and throws right-handed.

Castro was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1991 and began his trek through the minor leagues with the Great Falls Dodgers in 1991. He followed that up with time spent with the Bakersfield Dodgers, San Antonio Missions and Albuquerque Dukes. He was selected to the Texas League All-Star Team while with San Antonio in 1994.

Castro made his major league debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 2, 1995 against the Montreal Expos as a defensive replacement at third base. He got his first at bat on September 11 and recorded his first career hit in his first career start, on the final day of the season, October 1, against the San Diego Padres.

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