View Full Version : Castillo re-signs with Florida

12-01-03, 11:14 PM

ESPN.com news services
Luis Castillo agreed to a three-year, $16 million contract to return to the Marlins that inclues a $2 million signing bonus, ESPN.com has learned.

There is also a $5.25 million option for 2007 that Castillo can guarantee by getting an unspecified number of plate appearances during the life of the contract. That would bring the total value of the deal to four years, $21.25 million.

Castillo chose the Marlins' deal over a three-year offer from the Mets. Had he gone to the Mets, the Marlins were working on trades for either Orlando Hudson of the Blue Jays or Junior Spivey, who was traded Monday from the Diamondbacks to the Brewers.

The second baseman hit .314 with 99 runs scored and stole 21 bases.