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August 12, 2020 02:36 PM
Rays' Diego Castillo: Unblemished ERA on season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo, who fired a clean eighth inning during which he recorded two strikeouts in a win over the Red Sox on Tuesday, has yet to be scored on over seven appearances this season.

The right-handed reliever has also allowed just a single hit while forging an 8:3 K:BB across 5.2 innings, underscoring how effective he's been. Castillo has one victory and no holds or save chances, so while he hasn't been an elite fantasy asset by any stretch, his real-world value to the Rays bullpen is unquestioned.

July 28, 2020 11:24 AM
Rays' Diego Castillo: Records win in '20 debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo (1-0) was credited with the win in Monday's rout of the Braves, firing a scoreless fifth inning during which he didn't allow any hits or walks and recorded two strikeouts.

Just activated from the paternity list earlier in the day, Castillo was put right to work after starter Tyler Glasnow already had Toronto hitters reeling with nine strikeouts over the first four frames. Castillo kept up the trend of missing bats, firing eight of his 10 pitches into the strike zone while retiring Austin Riley and William Contreras for his two strikeouts. The right-hander's strong start is an encouraging sign manager Kevin Cash has yet another viable weapon in his bullpen arsenal to attack with in the shortened season.

July 27, 2020 05:20 PM
Rays' Diego Castillo: Returns from paternity list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo was activated from the paternity list Monday, Juan Toribio of report.

Previous reports indicated that Castillo wouldn't return from the paternity list just yet, but those reports were evidently incorrect. Whether he's ready to pitch Monday remains to be seen, however. Daniel Robertson was optioned in a corresponding move.

July 27, 2020 01:44 PM
Rays' Diego Castillo: Not expected back Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo (personal) isn't expected back from paternity leave Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Castillo's three-day leave officially ended Sunday, but manager Kevin Cash stated he wasn't expecting to see his reliever Monday, adding "it would be a nice surprise if that happens." The Rays have the option of placing Castillo on either the family medical or restricted list if his time away from the team is still projected to extend a few more days.

July 24, 2020 02:32 PM
Rays' Diego Castillo: Takes paternity leave
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo was placed on the paternity list by the Rays on Friday, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.

The 26-year-old will end up missing Opening Day in order to be with his family for the birth of his child. The paternity list usually carries a three-day maximum absence, but Castillo could be gone a bit longer due to the protocols for COVID-19. Nick Anderson and Jose Alvarado remain in the mix for closer's duties for the Rays.

July 14, 2020 11:52 PM
Rays' Diego Castillo: Absence not COVID-related
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo's absence from the Rays' camp workout last week was not COVID-related, but rather a family issue that he had to go home to attend to, Juan Toribio of reports.

The team is confident that Castillo will be ready for Opening Day. "Diego has been with us the entire six weeks leading up and throwing bullpens," manager Kevin Cash said. "I think he even had a live [BP] one time, so he'll be totally fine. But we say that barring [any] setbacks. With most of our one-inning relievers, we don't see much of an issue, with two weeks to go, to build them up."

July 13, 2020 10:16 AM
Rays' Diego Castillo: Back at camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo (undisclosed) was spotted on the field Monday at the Rays' summer camp workout, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

At least in the portions of summer camp that were available to the media, Castillo hadn't been seen working out with the team since July 7 due to an unspecified reason. Now that he's back in the fold, Castillo looks like he'll be on track to make the Rays' Opening Day roster and presumably fill a key late-inning role for the team.

July 12, 2020 09:56 AM
Rays' Diego Castillo: Missing from recent workouts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo has not been present at Rays summer camp for the last four days, Juan Toribio of reports.

The reliever was present for the early days of camp, even impressing in a live batting practice session Monday. However, Toribio's report implies Castillo's most recent workout was Tuesday, and because teams are prohibited from officially disclosing which players aren't in attendance for workouts, the reason for Castillo's absence remains unknown.

July 7, 2020 01:48 AM
Rays' Diego Castillo: Dazzles in live BP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo was impressive in a live batting practice at Monday's summer camp workouts, Juan Toribio of reports.

The 26-year-old had already been working out at Tropicana Field prior to the start of summer camp, so his effective performance Monday wasn't necessarily surprising. Castillo faced Willy Adames and Kevin Kiermaier in the session, and manager Kevin Cash noted the right-hander looked "really, really crisp" while also remarking Adames was left wide-eyed in admiration at the reliever's stuff.

June 23, 2020 01:44 AM
Rays' Diego Castillo: Completes long-toss session at Trop
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo was one of several pitchers to complete a long-toss session at Tropicana Field on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The 26-year-old was joined by bullpen mates Jose Alvarado and Nick Anderson in getting work in Monday, and the group could be throwing live batting practice to teammates by Wednesday, as per Topkin. Castillo is still expected to have an important eighth-inning role in 2020 ahead of the likely closer duo of Anderson and Alvarado, but with a 60-game regular season now on the horizon, it's possible manager Kevin Cash also uses the trio (including Castillo) more liberally in the late innings than he would have in a more conventional campaign.

March 23, 2020 03:52 PM
Rays' Diego Castillo: Submits quality spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo made five appearances for the Rays during Grapefruit League play, allowing one unearned run on two hits and a walk while striking out nine in five innings.

Castillo looked sharp throughout spring training, which should put him on track to enter the regular season as one of manger Kevin Cash's preferred high-leverage options out of the bullpen. The right-hander could see occasional work as a closer, but he may struggle to match the eight saves he recorded in 2019 now that ace reliever Nick Anderson will be on the roster all season. Though Cash has refused to name a closer, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times notes that Anderson is "in line to get the bulk of the save opportunities." Castillo should at least provide quality ratios while serving as the Rays' No. 2 or 3 option for saves, so he's still worthy of a late-round flier in AL-only formats, and perhaps deeper mixed leagues, too.

October 7, 2019 05:12 PM
Rays' Diego Castillo: To open bullpen game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo will be the first pitcher in a bullpen game for Game 4 of the ALDS against the Astros on Tuesday, Juan Toribio of reports.

Bullpen games helped get the Rays to the playoffs, so there's little reason for them to stop now. The team has yet to announce who will follow Castillo.

September 23, 2019 11:12 PM
Rays' Diego Castillo: Dominant force in September
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo earned his fifth win against the Red Sox on Saturday and has a 3-0 record, 0.82 WHIP and 16:3 K:BB across 11 innings in September.

Castillo has turned into one of the aces of the relief corps for manager Kevin Cash at the most critical time of year, all but eliminating the control issues that had frequently plagued him over the course of the season and doing a much better job of keeping the ball in the park. The right-hander has been deployed in a variety of roles -- including as a multi-inning asset -- but his impressive stuff renders him a viable setup option behind closer Emilio Pagan.

September 21, 2019 10:36 PM
Rays' Diego Castillo: Grabs fourth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo (4-8) was credited with the victory in an extra-innings win over the Red Sox on Friday, firing a scoreless 11th inning during which he walked one and struck out two.

Castillo worked through the quartet of Xander Bogaerts, Gorkys Hernandez, Brock Holt and Mitch Moreland on 14 pitches, preserving a 4-4 tie. Willy Adames subsequently made a winner out of Castillo in the home half of the 11th with a walkoff single, extending what's been a remarkable month for the previously embattled reliever. After allowing eight runs (seven earned) across the five innings covering his last four appearances of August, Castillo has a seven-outing scoreless streak in September that includes three multi-inning tallies and a 15:3 K:BB in 10 innings.

September 4, 2019 02:12 PM
Rays' Diego Castillo: Earns victory in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo (3-8) tossed two shutout innings in relief, allowing one hit with no walks and three strikeouts to earn a victory against the Orioles in the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday.

The Rays went with the opener strategy in the nightcap, and no reliever tossed more than two frames. Castillo took the win with the Rays getting the lead for good while he was in the game. It improved his record to 3-8, and he also has a 3.79 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 66 strikeouts in 57 innings this season.

August 30, 2019 10:56 PM
Rays' Diego Castillo: Opening Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo will serve as the opener for Saturday's game against the Indians, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.

Castillo is set to toss the first inning or so before making way for Jalen Beeks, who's set to serve as the primary pitcher. Castillo owns a 3.76 ERA with 60 strikeouts across 52.2 innings this season.

August 25, 2019 05:36 PM
Rays' Diego Castillo: Saddled with seventh loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo (2-7) took the loss after allowing one run on three hits while striking out two over two innings Sunday against the Orioles.

Castillo gave up an RBI single in the first inning, and he'd ultimately be hit with the loss in an 8-3 series finale. He owns a 3.48 ERA and 1.32 WHIP with a 60:21 K:BB over 51.2 innings this season, though he's surrendered three runs over his last two appearances (three innings).

August 24, 2019 11:52 PM
Rays' Diego Castillo: Opening Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo will work as an opener Sunday against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Castillo will once again work ahead of primary pitcher Jalen Beeks in Sunday's series finale. Castillo allowed two earned runs during his last outing Tuesday, ending a stretch of 10 straight innings without surrendering an earned run.

August 20, 2019 10:56 AM
Rays' Diego Castillo: Called upon for opening duties
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rays will deploy Castillo as an opener ahead of bulk reliever Jalen Beeks in Tuesday's game against the Mariners, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Castillo has worked as an opener on three occasions this season, covering an inning each time and yielding one unearned run. The right-hander hasn't been quite as dominant in 2019 as he was last season, but he's been sharp since returning from the injured list coming out of the All-Star break. In his 16 second-half outings, Castillo has posted a 1.26 ERA and 18:5 K:BB in 14.1 innings.

August 13, 2019 01:20 PM
Rays' Diego Castillo: Gives up unearned run as opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo served as the opener in a win against the Padres on Monday, allowing an unearned run on two hits in one inning.

Castillo hasn't allowed an earned run in eight straight appearances, but he did get into some trouble Monday when Matt Duffy's error allowed leadoff hitter Fernando Tatis Jr. to reach. Eric Hosmer eventually doubled him home. Castillo was nevertheless sharp in terms of location, throwing 13 of 16 pitches for strikes and inducing five groundballs overall. Despite the slight stumble Monday, Castillo has been mostly reliable since a rough June (eight earned runs allowed over five innings), generating a 1.74 ERA across the 10.1 innings encompassing the 13 appearances he's logged since that point.

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