Former infielder for the Detroit Tigers, known for his versatility, joins the Mexican League for the 2024 season.

After a six-year stint in the major leagues, Harold Castro, formerly of the Detroit Tigers and Colorado Rockies, has inked a deal with the Toros De Tijuana of the Mexican League.

The team’s announcement surfaced on social media, conveyed in Spanish but translated via “X”:

“THE TRAIN ARRIVES IN TIJUANA ON THE 24TH! We announce the signing of Harold Castro, a Venezuelan super utility player with six years of experience in the Major Leagues #TorosAquĆ­.”

The 30-year-old utility player spent five seasons with the Tigers and one with the Rockies before opting for this move. Throughout his career, he boasts a .278 batting average with 16 home runs. Last season, he posted a .252 batting average in 99 games with the Rockies.

Castro has demonstrated versatility by playing every position except catcher, and he’s expected to offer similar flexibility in Mexico. Should he deliver a strong season, there’s potential for him to secure a return to the majors.

It’s not uncommon for players to transition to foreign leagues, perform well, and then return to the MLB. For instance, Chris Flexen of the Chicago White Sox spent time in Korea before earning a deal with the Seattle Mariners. Similarly, Erik Fedde, a former Washington Nationals pitcher, recently returned from Korea and secured a deal with the White Sox.

Castro made his MLB debut in 2018 with the Tigers and experienced his most successful season in 2019, batting .291 over 97 games. He also posted a .283 batting average back in 2021.

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