MLB denied Castellanos' appeal of his two-game suspension Monday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports. He'll begin serving the ban Tuesday, when the Reds open a three-game series with the Diamondbacks.
Castellanos' suspension stemmed from his ejection during the Reds' April 3 game against the Cardinals. He had proceeded to play in each of Cincinnati's subsequent 13 games while awaiting a decision from the league on his punishment, but he's set to miss his first contests of the season now that a verdict has been rendered. Considering that the Reds play six games this week and Castellanos is set to miss two of them, fantasy managers in shallower leagues in particular are probably best off deactivating him.
Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Friday's 10-3 rout of Cleveland.
He brought home pitcher Jeff Hoffman with a single in the Reds' seven-run third inning before capping the team's scoring on the night with a solo shot in the sixth. Castellanos has slowed down a little after his scorching hot start to the season, but he's still slashing .321/.345/.698 with five homers and 10 RBI through 13 games.
Castellanos went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored during Wednesday's 11-4 win over Pittsburgh.
The 29-year-old scored during the opening frame after reaching on an error, and he hit a solo homer 367 feet to right field during the fifth inning to pad Cincinnati's lead. Castellanos is on a six-game hit streak to begin the season and is 10-for-23 with four homers, one triple, two doubles, seven runs and six RBI during that stretch.
Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 5-3 win over the Pirates.
Castellanos now has three homers and three multi-hit games to start the season. His 431-foot shot in the seventh inning of Monday's game gave Cincinnati a 3-2 lead. The 29-year-old slugger is up to five extra-base hits and seven runs scored through four games.
Castellanos was suspended two games Monday following his ejection from Sunday's game against the Cardinals, but he's appealing the punishment, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Castellanos was hit by a pitch from Jake Woodford and later celebrated in his face when he came around to score on a wild pitch. Both benches cleared, and Castellanos was tossed from the game. It's possible he's forced to miss a game or two at some point this week, but he's unlikely to miss Monday's game against the Pirates unless his appeal is resolved promptly.
Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a triple, a three-run home run and two total runs scored in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.
A day after being ejected because he "re-engaged the pitcher in unnecessary fashion" after scoring on a wild pitch (crew chief Jim Reynolds' words), Castellanos broke the game open with his second homer of the young season. Castellanos already has six hits, including four for extra bases, through three games in 2021.
Castellanos went 1-for-2 with two runs scored before he was ejected from Saturday's game against the Cardinals.
Castellanos took exception to being hit by a Jake Woodford offering and flexed on the right-hander after scoring on a wild pitch. That led to benches clearing and Castellanos being ejected from the game. "Because we felt that he was, after sliding into home, he re-engaged the pitcher in unnecessary fashion and that's why he was ejected," crew chief Jim Reynolds told C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic. It was a questionable call and there were no punches thrown, so there's little reason to think Castellanos will face additional discipline from the league.
Castellanos went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.
It was a rather gloomy Opening Day in Cincinnati, but Castellanos provided a bright spot with his performance. He already has his first two extra-base hits of the campaign, and given his track record, there's good reason to think Castellanos' rate stats will improve over a larger sample this season after a disappointing 2020.
Castellanos (finger) is batting second and starting in right field during Friday's spring game against the Dodgers, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The 29-year-old was scratched earlier this week with a sore right middle finger, but he'll return to the lineup after resting for a couple days. Castellanos shouldn't have any issues being ready for the start of the regular season, barring a setback.
Castellanos (finger) remained out Wednesday night against the Dodgers, but he could return Friday and Sunday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
This proposed schedule falls in line with the earlier reporting that suggested Castellanos's finger injury wasn't terribly serious.
Castellanos was scratched from the lineup ahead of Tuesday's game against the Angels with a sore right middle finger, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The injury doesn't sound like a particularly serious one, but the Reds have little reason not to be cautious with one of their top hitters with Opening Day still nearly a month away. Barring further complications, Castellanos should still have plenty of time to get up to speed by the start of the regular season. TJ Friedl will replace him in right field Tuesday, though it would likely be Aristides Aquino or Shogo Akiyama who would see a larger role if Castellanos winds up missing time during the season.
Castellanos is coming off a season with a career-low .298 OBP and his lowest slugging percentage since 2015, despite great Statcast numbers, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Despite being in the 97th percentile in barrels, 83rd percentile in hard-hit percentage and 82nd percentile in exit velocity, Castellanos managed just a .257 batting average on balls in play. That explains some of his struggles, but not all. He also struck out a career-high 28.5 percent of the time, up from 21.5 percent the previous season. There should be some correction in his BABIP, but unless Castellanos' strikeout rate corrects back to career norms, his batting average will be a significant risk.
Castellanos will remain with the Reds in 2021 after declining to exercise an opt-out clause in his contract, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Castellanos played all 60 games during his first season with the Reds in 2020, recording a .784 OPS with 14 home runs and 34 RBI. He has opt-out clauses in his contract following the 2020 and 2021 seasons, and it's relatively unsurprising to see him remain with the Reds for a second season since teams could have less financial flexibility following the abbreviated 2020 season.
Castellanos isn't in Saturday's lineup against the Twins.
Castellanos had started every game this season in his first year with the Reds, but he'll get a breather as the team prepares for the postseason. Jesse Winker will start in right field with Mike Moustakas resting his legs as the designated hitter.
Castellanos went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer and a strikeout during Tuesday's loss to the Brewers.
Cincinnati put up two runs before recording an out with Castellanos' two-run shot during the opening frame, but the offense mustered only three hits the rest of the night. The 28-year-old has a .230/.304/.510 slash line with 14 homers, 11 doubles, 36 runs and 32 RBI through 56 games.
Castellanos went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's win over the White Sox.
Castellanos got the party started in Cincinnati, mashing the first of four Reds homers off opposing starter Jonathan Stiever, ending a personal 10-game homerless drought. He has an OPS over .800 for the fifth consecutive season, but Castellanos' batting average is lagging behind at .234 over 210 plate appearances, and that's hurting him in traditional rotisserie leagues.
Castellanos went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Pirates.
Castellanos drove in the Reds' only two runs with his long ball off Chad Kuhl in the third inning. The right fielder now has 12 homers and 27 RBI to go along with a slash line of .243/.333/.563.
Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs during Friday's Game 1 win against the Pirates.
Castellanos had gone hitless with one walk, one RBI and three strikeouts over the past four games, but he bounced back in Friday's matinee. He now carries a .919 OPS with 11 home runs and 25 RBI this year.
Castellanos went 3-for-3 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in a 6-1 win over the Brewers during the first game of Thursday's doubleheader.
The three hits set a new season high for Castellanos, while his third-inning solo shot gave him 10 homers on the year. The 28-year-old is hitting a modest .267 on the year, but his .988 OPS would establish a new career high if he can keep it up.
Castellanos went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in a 5-0 win over the Royals in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Castellanos got aboard with a single in the third inning and scored on a Jesse Winker homer. In the fifth, Castellanos added an insurance run with his solo shot. The 28-year-old is slashing .272/.352/.691 with nine homers, 20 RBI and 17 runs scored in 22 games this season.
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|04/13||@ SF||L 6-7||4||1||2||0||1||0||0|
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|04/11||@ ARI||L 0-7||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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