JUPITER -- The last time anyone saw Luis Castillo and Mike Lowell in these parts was 2005 when they participated in their final spring training with the Marlins. Both were traded after the '05 season: Lowell to Boston and Castillo to Minnesota.
New manager Mike Redmond plans on bringing both back for a couple of days this spring to act as goodwill ambassadors and sounding boards to the current group of players.
"Those two guys meant so much to our team, this franchise," Redmond said of the two Gold Glove infielders. "I want to bring these guys back and have them out on the field, even if it's just for a couple of days, just to be around, maybe tell a couple of stories."
Redmond has remained friends with Lowell throughout the years and was Castillo's teammate on the Twins after their playing days with the Marlins ended.
"It's important to bring back good guys, that that I played with and were great players with the Marlins," Redmond said.
Thursday's workouts were forced indoors due to rain. The Marlins have scheduled their first full-squad workout Friday at 1 p.m. once all players have completed their physicals.