06/15/2006 5:40 PM ET
Twins trade Juan Castro to Cincinnati
Acquire Minor League outfielder Brandon Roberts from Reds
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have
acquired minor league outfielder Brandon Roberts from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for
infielder Jaun Castro.
Roberts, 21, was batting .267 (66-247) with five doubles, one triple, one homer, 15 rbi
and 23 stolen bases in 60 games with the Sarasota Reds (A, Florida State League) this season.
The 6-0, 185-pounder was originally drafted by the Reds in the seventh round of the June,
2005 free agent draft. In 2005, his first professional season, Roberts batted .318 (87-274) with
nine doubles, six triples, four homers, 36 rbi and 32 stolen bases, while being selected to the
Pioneer League Year-End All-Star team.
Castro, 34, was batting .231 (36-156) with five doubles, two triples, one homer and 14
rbi in 50 games with the Twins this season. He has a career batting average of .230 (467-
2027) with 98 doubles, 12 triples, 31 homers and 176 rbi in 815 games. Castro was signed by
the Twins as a free agent on November 23, 2004.
To replace Castro on the 25-man roster, the Twins will make a roster move prior to
tomorrow night's game at Pittsburgh.