Castro left Friday's game against the Padres with a stiff neck, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
He gave up two runs on two hits and a walk while recording one out via a strikeout before exiting. It's unclear if he is day-to-day or if he could end up on the injured list.
Castro (2-1) pitched two scoreless innings and allowed just one walk, earning the win Wednesday versus Arizona.
Castro kept Arizona off the board in the seventh and eighth innings. Pete Alonso put the Mets ahead in the top of the ninth, and Edwin Diaz converted the save. Castro owns a 2.66 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 31:12 K:BB across 23.2 innings, He's also collected four holds and blown a pair of save chances along the way, and he should continue to be in the mix for high-leverage work.
Castro (1-1) picked up the win Tuesday against the Rockies, striking out four over two scoreless innings while walking one.
The right-hander was the first pitcher out of the bullpen after Jacob deGrom got the hook following five strong innings in his return to the rotation, and Castro was rewarded for his dominant effort when the Mets took the lead for good in the sixth. On the season, the 26-year-old has three holds in addition to his win with a 2.79 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 30:10 K:BB through 19.1 innings.
Castro started and struck out a batter in a perfect first inning Tuesday in the Mets' 4-3 win over Atlanta. He didn't factor into the decision.
Rather than summoning a starter from Triple-A Syracuse to aid a banged-up rotation, the Mets opted for a bullpen game Tuesday. Castro was the first of seven pitchers to work Tuesday, getting through the opening inning unscathed before Tommy Hunter took over. Castro has posted a 3.14 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 21:8 K:BB across 14.1 innings over his 15 appearances on the season.
Castro (0-1) allowed a run on one hit and two walks in one-third of an inning to take the loss Friday against Tampa Bay.
Castro got Yandy Diaz to fly out to start the ninth inning, but he allowed the next three batters to get aboard. Reliever Aaron Loup entered the game and allowed a walkoff single to Brett Phillips, with the decisive run charged to Castro. Through 13.1 innings, Castro has a 3.38 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 20:8 K:BB and two holds in 14 appearances. The hard-throwing righty has been reasonably effective in a versatile role, although he's not likely to challenge Edwin Diaz for saves.
Castro tossed a scoreless inning in Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, giving up one hit and one walk while fanning one. He didn't factor into the decision.
As expected, Castro worked as the opener in the second half of the twin bill but only tossed 22 pitches (11 strikes) and didn't return for the second inning. Castro bounced back in this one, as he had allowed three runs (two earned) in his previous appearance. That was a small bump on the road for the right-hander, however, as the 26-year-old hasn't allowed runs in six of his last seven outings.
Castro is scheduled to start the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Cardinals, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
The Mets are still making Castro available out of the bullpen behind starter Marcus Stroman for the first game of the twin bill, suggesting that manager Luis Rojas is planning to use Castro as more of an opener for the nightcap than a traditional starter. Castro hasn't topped 31 pitches or recorded more than five outs in any of his 10 appearances this season, so he shouldn't be expected to work more than two innings in the second game before his night is over. Jordan Yamamoto and Sean Reid-Foley represent logical options to serve as a bulk reliever in Game 2, if the Mets decide to go that route.
Castro won't start Tuesday at St. Louis since the game was postponed due to inclement weather, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
The 26-year-old was set to start a bullpen game after Jacob deGrom (lat) was a late scratch, but the game ended up being postponed. Castro may not end up receiving a starting opportunity, as the Mets will have some extra time to square away their pitching staff. The game will be made up via a doubleheader Wednesday with Marcus Stroman starting the matinee, while the starter for the nightcap remains up in the air.
Castro will start a bullpen game for the Mets on Tuesday against the Cardinals.
Jacob deGrom was a late scratch due to side tightness, so it will be all hands on deck out of the Mets' bullpen. This will be Castro's first start since July 15, 2018, and his season high is 1.2 innings back on April 13, so it's highly unlikely he logs more than a couple frames.
Castro has a 3.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 9:2 K:BB through six innings in six appearances with one hold.
The 26-year-old hasn't seen consistent high-leverage work, but Castro has been one of the best bullpen arms for the Mets in the early going. He's averaging career highs with a 98.5 mph average fastball velocity and 36.0 percent strikeout rate, and more opportunities for holds could be coming if he keeps racking up K's.
Castro should begin the season as part of the Mets' bullpen, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
The right-hander has been sharp this spring, allowing only one hit and one walk over 5.1 scoreless innings while striking out seven. Castro's spot in the pecking order isn't yet clear, but things appear wide open after closer Edwin Diaz and eighth-inning man Trevor May, so he could quickly work his way into a setup role if he remains effective.
Castro signed a one-year, $1.6875 million contract with the Mets on Friday to avoid arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The 26-year-old was acquired from the Orioles at the August trade deadline and allowed four runs on 11 hits with a 14:8 K:BB during his brief time with the Mets. Castro should enter spring training in a middle relief role for New York.
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.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/11||vs SD||W 3-2||0.1||2||2||1||1|
|06/06||@ SD||W 6-2||1.1||0||0||1||1|
|06/02||@ ARI||W 7-6||1||2.0||0||0||1||0|
|05/31||@ ARI||W 6-2||1.1||2||0||0||0|
|05/29||vs ATL||W 13-2||1.0||1||1||1||1|
|05/25||vs COL||W 3-1||1||2.0||0||0||1||4|
|05/22||@ MIA||L 1-3||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|More Pitching Stats|
|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|