Castro (1-1) allowed a hit and a walk but struck out the side in a scoreless eighth inning as he earned the win over the Phillies on Wednesday.
Castro allowed two to reach via a base hit and a walk but got through the inning without any harm after striking out the side. The 25-year-old has a 4.09 ERA and 32:9 K:BB across 22 innings with the Orioles and Mets this season.
The Mets activated Castro (illness) ahead of Wednesday's game against the Orioles, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
The Mets sent Franklyn Kilome back to the alternate site to make room on the 28-man roster for Castro, who will be available out of the bullpen for the Mets' series finale with his former team. Before Baltimore traded him to New York on Monday, Castro had missed a couple of days with a sinus infection, but the Mets' decision to activate hm suggests he's moved past the illness.
Castro (illness) was traded from the Orioles to the Mets in exchange for Kevin Smith on Monday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Castro, who isn't expected to miss much more time with his sinus infection, could have had the opportunity to pick up save chances in Baltimore but will now likely fill a setup role unless the Mets get sick of Edwin Diaz again. Castro had never posted a strikeout rate north of 22.3 percent prior to this season but has a 34.3 percent mark through his first 15.2 innings this year. He's also trimmed his walk rate to a career-low 7.1 percent while posting a career-high 55.0 percent groundball rate, suggesting that he could improve on his respectable 4.02 ERA going forward.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Monday that Castro was unavailable out of the bullpen the past two days while recovering from a sinus infection, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
Hyde didn't seem too concerned about the health of Castro, who could be ready to go for Monday's series finale against the Blue Jays. Assuming Castro quickly puts the illness behind him, he could emerge as the Orioles' primary end gamer, as Hyde announced that the struggling Cole Sulser would move into a low-leverage role for the time being after blowing his third save of the season in Sunday's loss. Along with Castro, Hunter Harvey -- who was activated from the 10-day injured list Sunday -- is another candidate to pick up saves for Baltimore.
Castro walked one and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to record his first save of the season in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Nationals.
Cole Sulser worked the eighth inning and picked up the hold, while Mychal Givens didn't pitch at all, adding yet another wrinkle to manager Brandon Hyde's late-inning bullpen management. Castro has certainly earned a high-leverage role, posting a 0.00 ERA and 10:2 K:BB through his first 7.1 innings on the year, so this may not be the last time he gets the call in the ninth for the O's.
Castro signed a one-year, $1.05 million contract with the Orioles on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
The 25-year-old appeared in 65 games last year and recorded a 4.66 ERA that was up slightly from his two previous seasons. He got the chance to record a couple saves when Mychal Givens was briefly demoted from the closer's role, but Castro will likely need to bring his ERA down if he hopes to be trusted in more high-leverage situations.
Castro (illness) is available for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Castro has been battling an illness in recent days and hasn't pitched in a week. He was considered questionable for Monday's contest but did not end up being available.
Castro (illness) is questionable for Monday's game against the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Castro has been unavailable due to illness for several days. He ran and threw prior to Monday's game but still may need another day before he's ready for game action.
Castro (illness) was unavailable out of the bullpen during Sunday's 6-5 win over the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Castro missed his second straight game due to the illness, forcing the Orioles to turn to Branden Kline and Richard Bleier to bridge the gap to Shawn Armstrong, who came on to record the save. The Orioles demoted reliever Dillon Tate to Triple-A Norfolk after the contest, perhaps signaling some confidence that Castro will be ready to go for Monday's series opener with the Yankees.
Castro is unavailable to pitch Saturday due to an illness, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
Castro has been sick and unavailable out of the bullpen for the entire series thus far. The 24-year-old right-hander was 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA and 14 strikeouts across 10.2 innings in July.
Castro struck out two but gave up a game-tying solo home run, his only hit allowed in 1.2 innings of work in Saturday's 8-7 win over the Angels.
The sixth-inning solo shot from Albert Pujols tied the game up, but it didn't do enough to damage to cost the Orioles the win. The 24-year-old reliever has a 5.05 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 53.1 innings this season. Castro has allowed four runs in 9.2 innings in nine July appearances, recording a single hold in that span.
Castro gave up a run on two hits and two walks and struck out three over two innings Monday in the Orioles' 6-3 loss to the Rays.
Castro remains one of the more trusted arms in Baltimore's beleaguered bullpen, but that hasn't translated to many high-leverage opportunities on a club on pace for its second straight 115-loss season. Since the beginning of June, Castro has collected only one save and one hold over his 12 appearances spanning 17.2 innings.
Castro earned his second save of the season with 1.1 scoreless innings to close out Saturday's win over the Astros. He did not record a strikeout or allow a baserunner.
Castro needed only 11 pitches to get four outs, throwing only one pitch outside the strike zone in the process. The 24-year-old could seemingly see more high-leverage chances with Mychal Givens' recent demotion from the closer's role, but Castro has had his own struggles this season with a 5.35 ERA and 1.37 WHIP.
Castro gave up a solo home run and recorded one strikeout to earn the save in Tuesday's 2-1 win over Toronto.
Castro was unable to preserve the shutout as he served up the homer to Rowdy Tellez, but was nonetheless able to secure the victory. Castro hadn't recorded a save since the 2015 season, but appears to be starting out in a high-leverage role for the Orioles in 2019.
Manager Brandon Hyde said Sunday that Castro is viewed as more of a bullpen piece than a starting candidate, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
The news isn't all that surprising as Castro made only one start in each of the past two seasons, though he has typically served in a multi-inning role with 86.1 innings over 63 appearances in 2018. That should continue this season as the team looks to keep him somewhat stretched out, which could make him a candidate for spot starts when the time comes. Castro had a 3.96 ERA and 1.45 WHIP last season despite his abysmal 57:50 K:BB, thanks in part to a career-low 0.9 HR/9.
Castro (knee) is expected to be shut down for the final four games of the season, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
Castro has been unavailable out of the bullpen while nursing a sore knee. He hasn't pitched since Sept. 22 against the Yankees, and with the Orioles well out of playoff contention, he figures to be done throwing in 2018. Castro will finish with a 3.96 ERA with 57 strikeouts over 86.1 frames if he's indeed done for the season.
Castro is unavailable with a sore knee, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
It's unclear when Castro picked up the injury or how long it will keep him sidelined at this point. With just four games left and the Orioles out of playoff contention, it wouldn't be surprising if the young right-hander didn't pitch again this season. Castro owns a 3.96 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 57:50 K:BB across 86.1 innings this year.
Castro surrendered four runs on one hit and three walks while striking out two across 2.2 innings Sunday against the Rangers. He didn't factor into the decision.
Castro got off to a rough start, as his lone hit allowed went for a grand slam in the first inning. The Orioles would rally in the third to get him off the hook for the loss. Castro is expected to be used in a relief role moving forward, as Baltimore approached Sunday's tilt as a bullpen game. The 23-year-old right-hander has posted a 3.54 ERA and 1.39 WHIP with 36 strikeouts over 56 innings this season.
Castro will start Sunday's game against the Rangers, Rich Dubroff of PressBoxonline.com reports.
The Orioles waited until the last minute, only revealing Castro as Sunday's starter less than two hours prior to first pitch. The 23-year-old was a bit more stretched out earlier this season but hasn't topped 50 pitches since early May, so he is unlikely to operate as a prototypical starting pitcher Sunday, although he hasn't pitched since a 10-pitch appearance Thursday.
Castro is a candidate to start Wednesday against the Red Sox, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
With Andrew Cashner (back) landing on the disabled list, Castro and Yefry Ramirez are the leading candidates to make the spot start. Castro owns an impressive 2.84 ERA across 38 innings this season, working primarily as a long reliever. That said, the 23-year-old doesn't miss many bats (6.2 K/9) and likely wouldn't be given a long leash if he were called upon to start Wednesday, so there should be better streaming options available.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/26||@ WAS||L 3-4||0||1||0||0.1||1||1||1||1|
|09/23||vs TB||L 5-8||0||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||2|
|09/21||vs TB||L 1-2||0||0||0||1.0||1||0||1||2|
|09/19||vs ATL||W 7-2||0||0||0||0.1||1||0||2||1|
|09/16||@ PHI||W 5-4||1||0||0||1.0||1||0||1||3|
|09/12||@ TOR||L 2-3||0||0||0||1.1||0||0||0||3|
|09/07||vs PHI||L 8-9||0||1||0||1.0||2||1||1||1|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2012||R-Dsl Blue Jays||20.1||8||3||0||3||2||0||20||11||16||4.92||1.343|
|2013||R-Gcl Blue Jays||15.0||3||2||0||1||0||1||14||2||11||2.40||0.867|
|2013||R-Bluefield Blue Jays||2.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||1||0.00||0.500|
|2013||R-Dsl Blue Jays||53.0||11||10||0||5||2||0||71||12||40||1.36||0.981|
|2014||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||8.2||2||1||0||1||0||0||5||3||4||3.29||0.854|
|2015||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||5.0||3||0||0||0||0||0||7||1||0||0.00||0.200|