Castillo was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Wednesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. The move opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for top pitching prospect Walker Buehler to join the Dodgers. Castillo earned his first trip to the majors this season, but he made just two appearances, allowing a pair of earned runs over 1.1 innings. The 28-year-old spent most of his season with Triple-A Oklahoma City, compiling a 4.27 ERA in 84.1 innings.
Castillo was called up Friday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Castillo joins the legion of Los Angeles's roster expansion call-ups. Expect the Dodgers to make extended use of September call-ups out of the bullpen to ensure that their core relievers are as healthy and rested as possible come October.
Castillo had his contract selected by the Dodgers on Thursday and was subsequently optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Castillo is putting together a nice season in the Dodgers' minor-league system, most notably producing a 3.65 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in seven starts for Oklahoma City. The move is a bit perplexing since it doesn't seem like there's really a spot in the big leagues for him in the near future unless some injuries crop up, but this makes it a bit easier for him to come up if the need arises. Justin Marks, who was recently acquired from the Rays, was designated for assignment to make room for him on the 40-man roster.
The Orioles reassigned pitchers Fabio Castillo and Mike Wright to minor-league camp Sunday.
The Orioles signed right-hander Fabio Castillo to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training Thursday. Castillo, 24, has yet to debut in the majors. He had a 6.47 ERA, 1.77 WHIP and 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings in 23 appearances, including five starts, for the Giants' Triple-A affiliate last year.