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May 20, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
Reporting from Chicago — Making only his fourth start of the season and batting under .100, Dodgers rookie Russ Mitchell came to the plate with two outs in the ninth inning and the Dodgers losing by one run to the Chicago White Sox. Mitchell then fulfilled every Little Leaguer's fantasy, lining a home run just inside the left-field foul line to tie the game and send it into extra innings. What came next was jolting, too: 38-year-old Juan Castro, without a hit since being called up a week ago from triple-A Albuquerque, drove in the go-ahead run in the next inning with a single.
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September 19, 2013 | By Ruben Vives, Richard Winton and Kate Mather
An associate pastor suspected of sexually assaulting at least 20 members of his Norwalk church told the women he had "healing hands" and threatened to call immigration officials if they reported him, authorities said. Detectives alleged that Jorge Juan Castro, 54, targeted women at Las Buenas Nuevas Church who were in the country illegally and spoke only Spanish, assaulting them at the church or during home visits. Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say the incidents date to his arrival in Los Angeles from Argentina in 2004.
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March 22, 1997 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Utility infielder Juan Castro isn't a big-name guy, but the Dodgers see him as an integral part of their playoff hopes. He will be used as a late-game replacement for second baseman Wilton Guerrero, third baseman Todd Zeile and even shortstop Greg Gagne. "The guy is invaluable to us," Manager Bill Russell said. "His hands are incredible. Really. He can help us anywhere." Castro simply wants to prove he's a major league player. He will open the season on the 25-man roster.
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May 20, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
Reporting from Chicago — Making only his fourth start of the season and batting under .100, Dodgers rookie Russ Mitchell came to the plate with two outs in the ninth inning and the Dodgers losing by one run to the Chicago White Sox. Mitchell then fulfilled every Little Leaguer's fantasy, lining a home run just inside the left-field foul line to tie the game and send it into extra innings. What came next was jolting, too: 38-year-old Juan Castro, without a hit since being called up a week ago from triple-A Albuquerque, drove in the go-ahead run in the next inning with a single.
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March 30, 1999 | STEVE SPRINGER
Most Dodgers will return home to Los Angeles on Wednesday. But not all. With the regular-season opener a week away, General Manager Kevin Malone trimmed the roster Monday by optioning infielder Juan Castro and catcher Angel Pena to the triple-A Albuquerque Dukes. Relief pitcher Antonio Osuna, who has a sore elbow, and infielder Alex Cora, who has a broken right wrist, were put on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Thursday.
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June 19, 1996 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Juan Castro was hoping to stick around but did he envision becoming the starting shortstop, starting the Dodgers' first triple play in 47 years, and playing so well that he might replace Greg Gagne if Gagne does not return next season? "I knew I could do the job, but I didn't know if I could get the chance," said Castro, who hit the first two triples of his career in the doubleheader split with the Chicago Cubs.
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May 22, 1998 | JASON REID
Juan Castro feared he might jinx the moment, so he didn't look. But he will see the ball in his mind forever. The light-hitting Dodger utility player hit his first major league home run Thursday afternoon in a 7-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs. "I knew I hit it pretty good, I knew the ball was up there, but I didn't want to look," he said. "I just kept thinking, 'I hope it goes, I hope it goes,' because there was a lot of wind out there today."
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July 20, 1998 | JASON REID
Juan Castro makes his living with his glove, and the defensive specialist is performing well on the job. Castro has been outstanding in place of injured shortstop Jose Vizcaino, making spectacular plays daily. Understandably, his presence is especially comforting to Dodger pitchers. "It makes me feel good that the team trusts me, and that I can help the team now," Castro said. "Jose is hurt, and the team needs me. I just want to do whatever the team needs me to do."
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November 13, 1998 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Dodgers' Kevin Malone left the general managers' meetings Thursday with unfinished business, trying to complete a proposed trade with the Cincinnati Reds involving Raul Mondesi, Barry Larkin and Reggie Sanders. On the final day of the annual conference here, Malone and Cincinnati General Manager Jim Bowden were unable to complete a deal that would send outfielder Mondesi and infielder Mark Grudzielanek to Cincinnati for infielder Larkin--the Reds' franchise player--and outfielder Sanders.
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May 25, 1998 | JASON REID
Juan Castro takes pride in being the Dodgers' defensive specialist, and nothing pleases him more than making tough plays. But suddenly there is more to Castro than his glove. He has contributed offensively during the team's current nine-game, 10-day road trip. And Castro has played well overall while filling in for injured second baseman Eric Young, which isn't surprising to Manager Bill Russell. "He's been something out there," Russell said. "We needed him to step up at second with E.Y.
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May 13, 2011 | By Jim Peltz and Kevin Baxter
The Dodgers brought up veteran infielder Juan Castro from triple-A Albuquerque on Friday while sending 24-year-old infielder Ivan De Jesus Jr. down to triple A. Manager Don Mattingly said the move mainly was intended to give the little-used De Jesus more playing time. "Ivan needs to play," Mattingly said. "It's not going to do him any good to be sitting on the bench, playing once every five, six days. " De Jesus had appeared in 16 games with the Dodgers and was batting .194 (six for 31)
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March 19, 2011
Dodgers 6, Milwaukee 6 (10 innings) AT THE PLATE: With Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp out of the lineup and Randy Wolf starting for the Brewers, the Dodgers scored only twice in the first seven innings. Trailing, 6-2, they scored three runs in an eighth inning in which Gabe Kapler and Hector Gimenez doubled. Gimenez, who was one for four with a run batted in, is hitting .345. The Dodgers sent the game into extra innings on a run-scoring single by Juan Castro in the bottom of the ninth inning.
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March 2, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Kansas City 11, Dodgers 5 AT THE PLATE: Bench candidate Juan Castro hit a towering three-run home run. Andre Ethier had a double and James Loney had two hits. ON THE MOUND: Tim Redding pitched three scoreless innings, extending his streak this spring to five innings. Former first-round pick Scott Elbert continued to have control problems, walking four of the five batters he faced. Elbert has walked six of 10 batters this spring. EXTRA BASES: Ethier made a sliding catch near the right-field fence to end the top of the second inning.
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August 21, 2010
Perhaps it was a coincidence. But the Dodgers' offensive breakout in an 8-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night was probably linked to the comeback of one particular player. The player? Johnny Cueto, the hard-throwing Reds right-hander who returned from a league-sanctioned exile for his role in a bench-clearing brawl and pitched like someone who hadn't pitched in 11 days. What about Manny Ramirez, you ask? Well, Ramirez was back too, activated from his third stint on the disabled list to begin what is probably his final act with the Dodgers.
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April 2, 2009 | Dylan Hernandez
About to leave Arizona for Los Angeles, Juan Pierre said he was at peace. He said he was at peace that he will be on the bench when the Dodgers open their season in San Diego on Monday and that there was nothing he could do this spring to change that. Told at the start of camp he would be the fourth outfielder the moment Manny Ramirez re-signed with the club, Pierre said he has done everything he could do, batting .270 and leading the Cactus League with 10 steals.
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March 30, 2000 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Juan Castro knows that baseball is a numbers game. The sweet-fielding, light-hitting shortstop also knows that he's probably the odd man out when the Dodger roster is finalized. Having used all his options in sending him back to the minor leagues so often, the Dodgers will either trade Castro or put him on waivers, which he probably wouldn't clear, before the season. "It's a little difficult staying focused not knowing what's going on," Castro said.
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March 30, 2000 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Juan Castro knows that baseball is a numbers game. The sweet-fielding, light-hitting shortstop also knows that he's probably the odd man out when the Dodger roster is finalized. Having used all his options in sending him back to the minor leagues so often, the Dodgers will either trade Castro or put him on waivers, which he probably wouldn't clear, before the season. "It's a little difficult staying focused not knowing what's going on," Castro said.
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June 16, 1996 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the kind of play the Dodgers make, oh, every 47 years or so. The Dodgers had seen plenty on TV highlights, even witnessed one five years ago, but hadn't turned a triple play since April 26, 1949. Back then, they were the Brooklyn Dodgers. Back then, the Braves were playing in Boston. Back then, the triple-play combination was third baseman Gene Hermanski, second baseman Jackie Robinson and first baseman Gil Hodges.
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March 30, 1999 | STEVE SPRINGER
Most Dodgers will return home to Los Angeles on Wednesday. But not all. With the regular-season opener a week away, General Manager Kevin Malone trimmed the roster Monday by optioning infielder Juan Castro and catcher Angel Pena to the triple-A Albuquerque Dukes. Relief pitcher Antonio Osuna, who has a sore elbow, and infielder Alex Cora, who has a broken right wrist, were put on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Thursday.
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November 13, 1998 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Dodgers' Kevin Malone left the general managers' meetings Thursday with unfinished business, trying to complete a proposed trade with the Cincinnati Reds involving Raul Mondesi, Barry Larkin and Reggie Sanders. On the final day of the annual conference here, Malone and Cincinnati General Manager Jim Bowden were unable to complete a deal that would send outfielder Mondesi and infielder Mark Grudzielanek to Cincinnati for infielder Larkin--the Reds' franchise player--and outfielder Sanders.
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