It's official, the Cardinals report that they have sent Class AA outfielder Alex Castellanos to the Dodgers in return for former All-Star shortstop Rafael Furcal.
Castellanos, 24, was hitting .319 with 19 homers and 62 RBIs for the Springfield Cardinals. He was having a breakout season after batting .270 with 13 homers and 58 RBIs last season in the more pitcher friendly Florida State League's Palm Beach Cardinals.
A .283 hitter in four minor league seasons, Castellanos has stolen 70 bases in 89 attempts. He's a Miami, Fla. native and was the 10th round draft choice of the Cardinals in 2008.