Diego Castillo (baseball)
|Tampa Bay Rays – No. 63|
|Born: January 18, 1994|
Cabrera, Dominican Republic
|June 6, 2018, for the Tampa Bay Rays|
|MLB statistics |
(through July 20, 2019)
|Earned run average||3.30|
Castillo signed with the Tampa Bay Rays as an international free agent in March 2014. He made his professional debut that season with the Dominican Summer League Rays and spent the whole season there, going 3-3 with a 3.96 ERA in 25 innings. In 2015, he played for both the Hudson Valley Renegades and Bowling Green Hot Rods, compiling a combined 1-2 record and 3.03 ERA in 18 relief appearances, and in 2016, he pitched with both Bowling Green and the Charlotte Stone Crabs where he posted a combined 3-6 record and 2.98 ERA in 60.1 total innings pitched out of the bullpen. In 2017, Castillo played for the Montgomery Biscuits and Durham Bulls. He was named the Rays minor league reliever of the year after posting a 2.76 earned run average (ERA) with 90 strikeouts and 15 saves in 71.2 innings pitched. The Rays added him to their 40-man roster after the season. He began 2018 with Durham.
Castillo was promoted to the Tampa Bay Rays and made his debut on June 6, 2018. For the season, he split time between the bullpen and being one of the Rays "opening" starter. In 43 games, 11 starts, he finished with a record of 4-2 in 56 2⁄3 innings.
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- "Rays 2 Nationals 11: Diego Castillo makes major league debut". SB Nation. Retrieved June 22, 2019.