Mets cut Luis Castillo, eat $6M

Updated: March 19, 2011, 11:43 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Second baseman Luis Castillo has been released by the New York Mets with one year and $6 million remaining on his contract.

"After a long evaluation during spring training, after consulting with [manager] Terry [Collins] and the coaching staff, I made a recommendation to ownership in the best interest of the organization and Louie that he be released," general manager Sandy Alderson said. "Ownership approved."

"I feel calm and confident that I will be in a major ...

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