The Phillies have released 38-year old righty swinging infielder Juan Castro. Castro played in 54 games this season for the Phillies and he was 25 of 126 (.198 avg, .475 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 0 homers and 13 RBIs. Castro was released to make room on the roster for Placido Polanco who has been activated from the D.L. Polanco has played in 62 games for the Phillies this year and he is 83 of 261 (.318 avg, .782 OPS) with 39 runs scored, 5 homers and 27 RBIs. This will give the Phillies a nice jolt to the lineup as they have missed Polanco’s bat while he was out of action.