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Ofilio Castro out for the season with a knee injury

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When Ofilio Castro had to be pinch-run for late in the 4-2 home win over Bridgeport on August 15, it turned out to be the last time the infielder would play this season.

While nothing looked too serious on the field, it turns out Castro has a torn meniscus and will undergo surgery.  His season ends with a .247 average, two home runs and 38 RBI in 95 games.

After Rommie Lewis left for Taiwan a day later, this puts the active roster two short at 23 players.  Johan Limonta will be back with the club as the Mexican League season winds down, so position-player wise, things should be fine.  Castro’s injury means Eric Patterson will man second base the rest of the season, with Bryant Nelson there on days Patterson is in left field.  The search is currently on for another relief pitcher however.

Despite the growing list of season-ending injures for York;  RHP Matt Neil, RHP Michael Wuertz, OF Jason Repko and Castro, and catcher Salvador Paniagua still a couple weeks from returning from a separated shoulder, the Revolution’s record as of August 18 stood at 62-45, a season-high 17 games over .500.

-Paul Braverman

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