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    Castro the Astro - Can you name more?

    During the last homestand the Twins played an Astros team that featured Jason Castro in their lineup. Somewhere about the 4th inning, I looked up at the scoreboard and realized "Castro the Astro" had his team's name embedded in his last name. While he probably would have chosen to be named Jason Gray or Jason Nathan if it meant playing for a contender like the Rays or the Nats instead of the cellar-dweller Astros - it still was rather cool to have your team's name in your last name.

    I tried to think of other players and teams where this might have happened. Here' a couple:


    • Butch Metzger was a Met



    • Gary Redus was a Red


    Any others you can think of?

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    And of course Jose Cardenal was a Card-i-nal

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    Rick White pitched for the White Sox. I had to double check on BBR but it was a safe bet considering he played for every team at one point in his career.

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    Jesse Orosco, the Oriole.

    If the Twins were to trade Scott Diamond to Arizona...
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    Dave Philley, of the Phillies (and of the Philadelphia Athletics)

    OK, I cheated and looked that up. Also checked Brewers that might have played for the Brewers, but there was nothing.
    "Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand."

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    Wait, the Nationals are a contender?
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    Red is an easy one

    Johnny Reder was on the Red Sox
    Billy Redmond was on the Reds
    Todd Redmond made his debut for the Reds
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    Misread this thread.
    Thought it was the equally difficult task of naming current Astros players.
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