Castino shared Rookie of the Year honors with Alfredo Griffin
in 1979 when he hit
.285 as the Twins'third baseman. He had career highs (.302, 13 HR, 64 RBI) the next
season and led the AL in triples in 1981. Switched to second base in 1982 after the
arrival of Gary Gaetti
, Castino was hobbled by chronic back pain. A fused disc ended
his career early in 1984.