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Las Vegas' Alex Castellanos headed to Japan

NEW YORK -- Versatile Alex Castellanos, who has appeared at five positions for Triple-A Las Vegas this season, is headed to Japan.

Castellanos, 28, signed with the New York Mets this past winter as a minor league free agent. He was hitting .314 with 16 homers and 56 RBIs this season in the Pacific Coast League.

Castellanos appeared in 24 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012 and '13.