Castillo hit .253 with 14 homers and 65 RBIs last season, when he slumped badly over the second half of the season. He was hitting .283 on July 5, but went 8 for 73 (.110) with two RBIs and two extra-base hits after Sept. 1. Igawa gets jump on spring training: Kei Igawa is getting an early start to his first spring training with the New York Yankees. “He looks like he is going to be a real good pitcher,” Yankees vice president Billy Connors said after Igawa’s second workout at New York’s minor league complex. “He throws a heavy ball. He should be very good.” Igawa, who agreed in December to a $20 million, five-year contract, has been throwing on flat ground. The 27-year-old left-hander is scheduled to throw off a mound Monday. “It’s an honor to be on this field,” Igawa said through a translator. Kolb gets $1.2 million – if he makes roster: Pirates reliever Dan Kolb will make $1.2 million under a one-year contract if he is added to the team’s roster, and could earn an additional $1.3 million in performance bonuses. Kolb, a former All-Star closer with the Milwaukee Brewers, signed a minor league contract with Pittsburgh on Saturday. He will attend spring training camp starting next week. Kolb, who will be 32 next month, may request his release if he is not added to the Pirates’ roster by March 30. Trade: The Detroit Tigers traded outfielder Jeff Frazier to the Seattle Mariners for right-hander Yorman Bazardo. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He went 1 for 4, with a double and a run scored. “I knew it was my last game, but I got emotional when I came to the park and all my teammates came to congratulate me,” the 39-year old slugger said while trying to hold back tears after the game. “When the players from the other countries hugged me after the game, I couldn’t hold back the tears. I felt very emotional and proud for all my accomplishment.” Castilla is Mexico’s all-time leading home-run hitter in the majors, with 320 homers in a 16-season career with Atlanta, Colorado, Tampa Bay, Houston, Washington and San Diego. Colorado claimed him off waivers last season so he could retire in a Rockies uniform. Castillo, Pirates agree: Second baseman Jose Castillo and the Pittsburgh Pirates avoided arbitration, agreeing to a $1.9 million, one-year contract. Castillo filed for $2.2 million and the Pirates offered $1.8 million. He can earn an additional $20,000 for 570 plate appearances and $30,000 for 590 plate appearances. A little more than four months after playing his last game in the major leagues, Vinny Castilla officially retired from baseball Wednesday. Castilla played first base in Mexico’s 4-3 victory over Venezuela on the last day of the Caribbean Series in Carolina, Puerto Rico.