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Reds’ Castro Agrees to Extension

May 30, 2000

CINCINNATI (AP) _ Cincinnati Reds backup shortstop Juan Castro agreed to a two-year contract extension Tuesday that will pay him $400,000 a year.

Castro, 27, came to the Reds in a trade with Los Angeles on April 1 for a player to be named. He was promoted from Triple-A on April 28 after Barry Larkin injured his left hand.

Castro has hit .214 in 16 games, including 10 starts, and has not made an error.

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