Breaking News: Castillo Headed to DL

Not a good week for would-be Mets second basemen. SNY’s Brad Como is reporting that Luis Castillo is headed to the DL.

I guess that clears roster room for Jon Niese? I find that hard to believe – the team will probably be calling up a middle infielder… but if Ollie Perez continues to refuse a demotion, anything is possible.

UPDATE: Had I read the ENTIRE Tweet, I would know that the Mets are recalling Ruben Tejada to replace Castillo.

Oh well. I guess Twitter is too long for my attention span. Pretty sad, when you think about it.

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