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Castillo returns to lineup for Mets

Castillo returns to lineup for Mets

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NEW YORK -- What a difference a day makes.

Luis Castillo, openly discussing the possibility of the disabled list on Wednesday, was instead back at second base for the Mets in Thursday afternoon's game against the Nationals. Mets manager Willie Randolph said that Castillo approached him before the game and asked to be put back into the lineup, with his strained left quad feeling "a lot better."

"No one knows his body better than he does," Randolph said. "He felt like he wanted to give it a try."

Originally injuring the quad during Sunday's game against the Reds, Castillo sat out the next three games, saying on Wednesday that he did not expect to play at all against the Nationals. But a productive workout helped change his mind, and so Castillo was back in the lineup on Thursday, batting second and playing second base.

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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