The Rockies have designated veteran reliever Rafael Betancourt for assignment, possibly ending the pitcher's career, per the Denver Post. Betancourt was 2-4 with one save and a 6.18 ERA in 45 games for the Rockies this season. He told the paper that he was considering retirement after 12 MLB seasons with the Cleveland and Colorado. The Rockies also recalled right-handed pitcher Jairo Diaz and selected the contract of right-hander Simon Castro.
The Rockies signed reliever Simon Castro to a minor-league deal on Friday, Baseball America reports. Castro pitched for Triple-A Charlotte and made four appearances in the majors last season. He posted a 5.83 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP last season in the minors.
The White Sox sent reliever Simon Castro outright to Triple-A Charlotte Friday, the team announced. Castro appeared in four games in 2013, going 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA and six strikeouts.
The White Sox recalled reliever Simon Castro from Triple-A Charlotte Saturday. Castro will pitch in long relief for Chicago after the White Sox optioned Brian Omogrosso. Castro was 3-6 with a 4.92 ERA over 16 appearances -- including 12 starts -- with Charlotte this season. Castro, 25. was at one time considered a solid prospect, though that is no longer the case.
The Chicago White Sox made 10 roster moves following Monday's Cactus League game against the Rockies. Among the 10 moves, the Sox optioned Simon Castro and Santos Rodriguez to Triple-A Charlotte. They optioned Nestor Molina to Double-A Birmingham and reassigned Stefan Gartrell, Erik Johnson, Marcus Semien, Scott Snodgress, Trayce Thompson and Keenyn Walker to minor league camp.