Castellanos: Comerica Park is 'a joke'
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Nicholas Castellanos might not mind the idea of leaving the Detroit Tigers and Comerica Park at the July 31 trade deadline.

After belting a 10th-inning, walk-off home run against the Toronto Blue Jays at his home ballpark Sunday, the 27-year-old outfielder complained about hitting at the stadium, which is one of MLB's most spacious.

"This park's a joke," Castellanos said, according to 97.1 The Ticket. "... How are we going to be compared to the rest of the people in the league for power numbers and OPS and slugging and all this stuff when we've got a yard out here that's 420 feet straight across to center field? We get on second base, third base, and (opposing players) looking (at us) like, 'How do you guys do this?'"

Castellanos' blast Sunday was his 11th homer of the season and just his third at home. Of his 104 career homers, 44 have come at home.

He believes that the fences in center field and right-center field need to be moved in. Comerica's center-field wall is 420 feet from home plate, the deepest in MLB.

"There's no reason that I hit a ball 434 feet off Anibal Sanchez and it goes in the first row. That shouldn't happen," Castellanos said, referring to a home run he hit at Comerica on June 28.

Castellanos leads MLB with 34 doubles. Slated to become a free agent at season's end, he has recently been linked to the Chicago Cubs in trade rumors.

Castellanos: Comerica Park is 'a joke'
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