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Cardinals complete Furcal deal, send Alex Castellanos to LA

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.

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