Castillo, activated from the injured list Friday, allowed a solo home run and recorded a strikeout over one inning in a win over the Mets on Sunday.
Manager Kevin Cash got Castillo some low-leverage work in the sixth inning after not utilizing him in his first two games following activation from his IL stint due to a groin injury. Castillo surrendered a solo home run to Patrick Mazeika but was otherwise sharp, getting 13 of his 19 pitches into the strike zone. Assuming there are no residual setbacks following Sunday's activity level, Castillo should be back to his customary high-leverage role in coming days.
Castillo (groin) was activated off the 10-day injured list as expected Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Castillo was expected to require only a brief stay on the injured list when he was sidelined with groin tightness in early May, and he will indeed make it back after the minimum 10 days. He should return to his high-leverage role and will be one of the team's top options for saves, as he already has seven in 14 appearances this year to go along with a 3.14 ERA and a career-best 34.5 percent strikeout rate.
Castillo (groin) is on track to be activated from the injured list when first eligible Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The right-hander had been projected for a short IL stay all along, and it appears that prognosis will prove correct. Castillo had already logged nine save chances prior to his current absence, and he should jump right back into the primary closer role upon activation.
Castillo (groin) threw a successful bullpen and is on track to be activated this weekend, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
The righty reliever was expected to have a short stay on the injured list and that appears to be the case, barring any unexpected developments in the next few days. Castillo will return to a high-leverage, late-inning role upon activation from the IL.
Manager Kevin Cash said Sunday that Castillo (groin) feels much better and should be on track for a minimal stay on the 10-day injured list, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Cash hasn't formally named a closer this season, but prior to landing on the IL with groin tightness, Castillo had seemingly emerged as the Rays' preferred option at the back of the bullpen after converting a team-high seven saves through his first 14 outings. Assuming he continues to progress as anticipated from what appears to be a minor groin injury, Castillo could rejoin the Tampa Bay bullpen by next weekend. While the Rays wait for Castillo to heal up, Pete Fairbanks looks like the best bet to pick up saves.
Castillo was placed on the 10-day injured list with groin tightness Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Castillo had earned saves in three of his last five appearances and allowed two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out seven in 4.2 innings over that span. Right-hander Pete Fairbanks (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move and could be the favorite for save chances while Castillo is sidelined.
Castillo allowed a hit and struck out two batters in a scoreless inning Sunday, picking up a save in the win over Houston.
Castillo punched out the first two batters of the inning before Jason Castro kept the game alive with a two-out double. The 6-foot-3 righty avoided any more trouble and locked up his seventh save of the season. He's sporting a 3.38 ERA and 19:5 K:BB through 13 appearances.
Castillo (0-2) was charged with the loss against the Athletics on Thursday, allowing an earned run on a hit and a walk over one inning.
Tasked with preserving a 2-2 tie upon entering in the ninth inning, Castillo retired two of the first three batters he faced before allowing a go-ahead RBI double to Matt Chapman that would deliver what would prove to be the winning run. The right-hander has proven hittable lately, giving up four earned runs over the 3.1 innings covering his last four appearances while providing a statistical mixed bag of two saves, Thursday's loss and a blown save during that span.
Castillo gave up a hit and struck out one without allowing a run in two-thirds of an inning Wednesday to record his sixth save of the season in a 2-0 win over the A's.
The Rays continue to buck their historical trend by leaning on Castillo in the ninth inning, as the right-hander has six of the team's nine saves so far. His 3.18 ERA and 16:4 K:BB through 11.1 innings are more than worthy of the job, but the return of Pete Fairbanks (shoulder), potentially within the week, could provide Castillo with some competition.
Castillo gave up one run on one hit while striking out two in one inning to record his fifth save of the season during Tuesday's 4-3 win over the A's.
He served up a leadoff solo shot to Sean Murphy to make it a nervous ninth inning for the Rays, but Castillo settled down and got the job done. The right-hander has given up three runs in his last two appearances to push his ERA up to 3.38, but Castillo's 15:4 K:BB through 10.2 innings remains strong, and he's 5-for-7 in converting save chances to begin the season.
Castillo was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Saturday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Castillo was experiencing side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine Friday, but he's feeling better and will be available for Saturday's game against Toronto. The right-hander should resume his role as the Rays' primary closer now that he's been cleared to return.
Castillo was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Friday while experiencing side effects from the vaccine, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
The 27-year-old allowed two runs in a blown save Wednesday and is now sidelined after feeling vaccine side effects. There's no minimum required stay on the COVID-19 IL, so Castillo could rejoin the team this weekend if he overcomes the ailment. Pete Fairbanks (shoulder) and Nick Anderson (elbow) were already on the injured list, so the ninth-inning role could be wide open for Tampa Bay over the weekend.
Castillo (0-1) allowed two runs on two hits and a walk, getting charged with a blown save and the loss in Wednesday's 9-8 defeat to the Royals.
Castillo entered the ninth attempting to preserve a one-run lead, but he allowed a leadoff single on the first pitch of the inning. After a stolen base and a sacrifice bunt, the run came across on a perfectly executed safety squeeze by Nicky Lopez. The Royals ended up walking off a few batters later after Salvador Perez pulled a slider down the left field line to score Lopez from second, handing Castillo his first loss and second blown save of the year. The 27-year-old closer still has four saves to his credit as well as a hold and a 2.79 ERA over 9.2 innings.
Castillo allowed no hits and a walk while striking out two in 1.1 innings to earn the hold against the Yankees on Sunday.
Castillo picked up his fourth save of the season Saturday, but he entered Sunday's game with two outs in the seventh inning and remained in the game during the eighth while Jeffrey Springs earned his first career save. Castillo has now posted a 1.00 ERA and 0.78 WHIP with 13 strikeouts in nine innings across his first eight relief appearances of the season. Although Springs received the save chance Sunday, Castillo still appears to be in line for the majority of the closing duties this year.
Castillo had two strikeouts and didn't allow a baserunner in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Saturday against the Yankees.
It was another strong performance from the 27-year-old, and he's now converted four of five save chances to begin 2021. Castillo has given up one run on four hits with an 11:9 K:BB through 7.2 innings this season.
Castillo gave up a hit and a walk while striking out three in a scoreless ninth inning Monday to record his third save of the season in a 1-0 win over the Rangers.
The right-hander has been busy in the early going, making five appearances in the Rays' first 10 games, but Castillo has been mostly up to the task by posting a 1.59 ERA and 8:1 K:BB through 5.2 innings while converting three of four save chances. The track record of the organization suggests other relievers will start seeing ninth-inning work at some point, but for now Castillo seems to have the closing role to himself in Tampa Bay.
Castillo allowed an earned run on one hit while striking out two to blow the save Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Castillo entered the game with a one-run lead in the ninth inning and promptly allowed a solo home run to Christian Vazquez -- the first batter he faced. He had little trouble retiring the side from there, inducing a groundout and two strikeouts to end the frame. Castillo has closed out both of the team's victories this season, though the Rays are well known for moving different relievers into the closer role throughout the campaign.
Castillo gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to record his second save of the season in a 6-4 win over the Marlins.
It didn't look like his services would be needed Friday, but the Rays staged a four-run rally in the top of the ninth to create the save situation and Castillo converted. The right-hander is off to an early lead in the race to be Tampa's saves leader in 2021, but history suggests he will be far from alone in getting ninth-inning work from manager Kevin Cash.
Castillo picked up the save in Thursday's Opening Day win, holding the Marlins scoreless while recording two strikeouts.
The 27-year-old nearly gave up a game-tying homer to Jesus Aguilar, but it fell just short of the wall and he was able to escape without any damage. Over the last two seasons, Castillo has converted 12 of 15 save opportunities to go with a career-best 1.66 ERA and 1.06 WHIP across 21.2 innings (22 appearances) in 2020. He looks like the top closing option for the Rays this year, as Pete Fairbanks pitched the eighth in this one.
Castillo fired a scoreless second inning during his Grapefruit League debut against the Red Sox on Friday, allowing one hit and no walks.
Although the right-hander didn't record any strikeouts, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports Castillo's fastball consistently hit 94 mph and ticked up as high as 96. Castillo should see plenty of save opportunities this coming season with the offseason departure of Jose Alvarado, and he's lent credence to the notion he's up to the task by converting 12 of 15 save chances over the last two seasons and posting a career-best 1.66 ERA and 1.06 WHIP across 21.2 innings (22 appearances) in 2020.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/16||vs NYM||W 7-1||1.0||1||1||0||1|
|05/03||@ LAA||W 7-3||1.0||0||0||1||1|
|05/02||vs HOU||W 5-4||1||1.0||1||0||0||2|
|04/29||vs OAK||L 2-3||1||1.0||1||1||1||1|
|04/28||vs OAK||W 2-0||1||0.2||1||0||0||1|
|04/27||vs OAK||W 4-3||1||1.0||1||1||0||2|
|04/21||@ KC||L 8-9||1||0.2||2||2||1||0|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2015||AFX-Bowling Green Hot Ro||9.1||5||0||0||0||0||1||4||4||8||4.95||1.319|
|2015||ASX-Hudson Valley Renega||23.1||13||0||0||1||2||4||24||7||19||2.34||1.125|
|2016||AFX-Bowling Green Hot Ro||40.0||24||0||0||1||3||7||50||11||34||2.02||1.125|
|2016||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||20.1||14||0||0||2||3||3||17||6||28||4.92||1.692|