Blue Jays complete Stairs deal

    TORONTO, Sept. 29 /CNW/ - The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have acquired LHP FABIO
CASTRO to complete the trade of OF MATT STAIRS to the Philadelphia Phillies.
    CASTRO, 23, appeared in 10 games with the Phillies in 2008, posting a 0-0
record with a 6.00 ERA in 12.0 innings. The left-hander spent most of the
season with Reading (AA) of the Eastern League, Castro going 8-2 with a 4.40
ERA in 27 games (16 starts). The Montecristy, Dominican Republic native has
appeared in 30 games in the major leagues (Texas-2006, Philadelphia-2006-07)
recording a 0-1 record with a 3.30 ERA. He has held opponents to a .181 avg.
(27-149) with 32 strikeouts in 43.2 innings.

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