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2022 Pitching

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Regular Season 0 2 5.95 37 15 1.35

Top Maximo Castillo News

  • Royals' Max Castillo: Shelled in loss

    Castillo (0-2) took the loss Sunday in Cleveland, allowing seven runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out five in five innings.

    Six of the seven runs against Castillo came in the second inning as the Guardians sent nine batters to the plate and Will Brennan and Josh Naylor each launched three-run homers. Castillo figured it out after that and retired the final 10 batters he faced, but at that point the damage had already been done. The 23-year-old was acquired from the Blue Jays before the trade deadline and has struggled mightily for the Royals, compiling a 9.16 ERA, 1.77 WHIP and 17:10 K:BB in 18.2 innings across five appearances.

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  • Royals' Max Castillo: One more start to close out 2022

    Castillo is listed as the Royals' probable starting pitcher for Sunday's game in Cleveland.

    Through his first three starts as a member of the Royals after coming over in a trade with the Blue Jays on Aug. 2, Castillo has logged a 5.93 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 13.2 innings. He'll get one final chance Sunday to try and end the season on a high note, but Castillo will likely have to compete for a spot in the Royals' Opening Day rotation next spring regardless of how he fares against the Guardians.

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  • Royals' Max Castillo: Hit hard in no-decision

    Castillo allowed six runs on six hits and four walks while striking out four in four innings during Sunday's win over the Mariners. He didn't factor into the decision.

    Castillo was relatively effective over his first 11 appearances (four starts) in the majors this year, posting a 2.97 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in 30.1 innings prior to Sunday's start. He gave up just one run over the first four innings of Sunday's matchup but struggled mightily in the top of the fifth inning prior to his removal. It's not yet clear whether Castillo will make another start for the Royals over the final week and a half of the regular season.

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  • Royals' Max Castillo: Recalled ahead of start

    Castillo was recalled from Triple-A Omaha ahead of his start Sunday against the Mariners.

    Castillo most recently logged a scoreless inning at Triple-A on Thursday and he has not made a traditional start since Sept. 15, so it's probably a long shot for Castillo to go deep enough to qualify for the win. He has pitched five or more innings in one of his 11 appearances in the majors this year. Castillo has been effective to the tune of a 2.97 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 28 strikeouts in 30.1 innings.

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  • Royals' Max Castillo: Expected to start Sunday

    Castillo is expected to start Sunday's game against the Mariners, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.

    Castillo was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Sept. 7, and he's posted a 6.75 ERA and 1.82 WHIP in 9.1 innings over three appearances following his demotion. He tossed a scoreless inning against Iowa on Thursday, so it's not yet clear whether he'll face any restrictions during Sunday's outing.

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  • Royals' Max Castillo: Sent to minors

    Castillo was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday.

    Castillo made a spot start for the Royals on Sunday and allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out five in 4.2 innings against the Tigers. Although he was relatively effective while filling in, he'll head back to the minors since Zack Greinke (forearm) was reinstated from the 15-day injured list Wednesday.

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  • Royals' Max Castillo: Solid outing in no-decision

    Castillo allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out five in 4.2 innings of a 3-2 win Sunday in Detroit. He did not factor into the decision.

    Castillo was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Sunday to fill in for Zack Greinke (forearm) in the rotation. He cruised through the first three innings, scattering a single and a walk before Harold Castro launched a two-run home run in the fourth. As a starter, he has a 3.71 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 12:3 K:BB in 17 innings across four starts for the Royals and Blue Jays. Should he continue in the rotation, his next start will likely be next weekend in a rematch at home against the Tigers.

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  • Royals' Max Castillo: Recalled, starting Sunday

    The Royals recalled Castillo from Triple-A Omaha and will have him start Sunday's game in Detroit.

    Reliever Wyatt Mills was optioned to Triple-A to clear room on the 28-man active roster for Castillo, who is set to make his second appearance for Kansas City since being acquired from the Blue Jays on Aug. 2. Castillo will be taking over the rotation spot that belongs to Zack Greinke (forearm), who remains on the injured list without a clear timeline to be activated. In his previous start with the Royals on Aug. 18, Castillo took a loss to Tampa Bay after recording three strikeouts and allowing one earned run on three hits and one walk over five frames.

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  • Royals' Max Castillo: Expected to start Sunday

    Manager Mike Matheny said Friday that he expects Castillo to start Sunday's game against the Tigers, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports.

    Castillo was sent down by the Royals on Aug. 20, but he should rejoin the major-league club for Sunday's series finale in Detroit. While the Royals have some off days over the next few weeks that could allow them to use a five-man rotation, Castillo should have a chance to earn additional starts after he posted a 2.81 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in 25.2 innings over 10 appearances (three starts) in the majors earlier this year.

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  • Royals' Max Castillo: Back to Triple-A

    Castillo was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday.

    It seemed that Castillo had earned a spot in the rotation, but Thursday's outing against the Rays was apparently just a spot start. The rookie right-hander has a 2.53 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 20 strikeouts in 21.1 innings across his six MLB appearances of two or more innings.

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  • Royals' Max Castillo: Takes loss in KC debut

    Castillo (0-1) took the loss against Tampa Bay on Thursday, pitching five innings and allowing one run on three hits and one walk while striking out three batters.

    Castillo was sent to the minors after the Royals acquired him in a trade with Toronto on Aug. 2, but he made only two starts before Kansas City called him up. Though he took the loss Thursday, the right-hander pitched well, throwing 48 of 69 pitches for strikes and keeping the Rays off the scoreboard after Yandy Diaz tagged him for a leadoff homer in the first inning. Given his success in the outing, Castillo will likely get more turns in the rotation for a Kansas City team that is already looking ahead to next season.

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  • Royals' Max Castillo: Called up, gets starting nod

    The Royals recalled Castillo from Triple-A Omaha on Thursday. He'll start the Royals' series opener at Tampa Bay.

    Castillo will fill the vacancy in the rotation that was created when manager Mike Matheny moved Brad Keller to the bullpen Wednesday. One of two prospects the Royals acquired from the Blue Jays in the deadline deal that sent Whit Merrifield to Toronto, Castillo will be joining the Royals for the first time after he allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits and three walks in 3.2 innings over his initial two outings at Omaha. He performed far better in nine appearances (two starts) at the big-league level with Toronto earlier this season, turning in a 3.05 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 20:5 K:BB across 20.2 innings. Unless he flops badly Thursday, Castillo is likely to make multiple turns through the rotation as the Royals look to assess whether he fits into their long-term nucleus.

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  • Royals' Max Castillo: Dealt to Royals in Merrifield deal

    Castillo was traded from the Blue Jays to the Royals on Tuesday along with Samad Taylor in exchange for Whit Merrifield, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

    This trade came in right at the deadline, and it's probably a mildly good development for Castillo's fantasy value. He emerged as a significant prospect this season, logging a 1.92 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 64 strikeouts in 56.1 innings between Double-A and Triple-A. Castillo also logged a 3.05 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 20:5 K:BB in 20.2 innings in the majors, working as both a starter and a reliever. It should be easier for him to crack Kansas City's rotation in the coming weeks/months. His ability to turn a big-league lineup over multiple times will be put to the test.

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  • Blue Jays' Max Castillo: Sent to minors

    Castillo was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday.

    The 23-year-old made a pair of starts ahead of the All-Star break but moved to the bullpen over the last week since Yusei Kikuchi is now back to full health. Castillo struck out one in two scoreless innings over his last two relief appearances but will head to the minors after Trent Thornton was recalled Saturday. Castillo will likely be used as a starter in the minors, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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  • Blue Jays' Max Castillo: Back in 'pen

    Castillo struck out one and issued a walk in a scoreless inning of relief during Tuesday's 10-3 win over the Cardinals.

    Castillo had made two turns through the rotation as the Blue Jays' No. 5 starter heading into the All-Star break, but he was moved to the bullpen in advance of Yusei Kikuchi's (neck) return from the 15-day injured list Thursday. The rookie right-hander will likely be ticketed for lower-leverage work in relief, at least initially.

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  • Blue Jays' Max Castillo: Gives up three over three

    Castillo gave up three earned runs on five hits and no walks while striking out one over three innings in a 6-5 extra-inning win over the Royals on Saturday. He did not factor into the decision.

    Castillo made the second major-league start of his career for the depleted Blue Jays rotation. He lasted three innings on 53 pitches before the Blue Jays turned to six relievers to get them through the rest of the game. Castillo has been thrust into a rotation spot due to injuries to Hyun Jin Ryu (Tommy John surgery) and Yusei Kikuchi (neck strain), and his future role with the club is uncertain going into the All-Star break. After firing manager Charlie Montoyo earlier this week, the Blue Jays have made it clear that they are in win-now mode and could look to acquire a starting pitcher before the trade deadline.

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  • Blue Jays' Max Castillo: Starting Saturday

    Castillo is starting Saturday's game against the Royals, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.

    Castillo made his first major-league start Sunday against Seattle and allowed three runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk while striking out three in 4.1 innings. He'll make at least one more turn through the rotation during Saturday's matchup against the shorthanded Royals.

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  • Blue Jays' Max Castillo: Solid in spot start

    Castillo allowed three runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk with three strikeouts in 4.1 innings in a no-decision versus the Mariners on Sunday.

    Castillo performed well despite pitching on two days' rest after his relief outing July 7. He allowed a solo home run to Carlos Santana in the second inning, and the Mariners were able to scrape together two more runs in the fifth after an error by Vladimir Guerrero. This was Castillo's longest outing in the majors this year, and he may be a candidate to stretch out as a starter with Yusei Kikuchi (neck) out. Castillo owns a 2.30 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 18:3 K:BB across 15.2 major-league innings. The Blue Jays' fifth-starter spot comes up in the rotation next weekend in a home series against the Royals.

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  • Blue Jays' Max Castillo: Starting Sunday

    Castillo will start Sunday's game at Seattle.

    Castillo was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday and allowed one run over three innings in relief that same day, and he'll be back on the mound for Sunday's series finale against the Mariners. The right-hander is unlikely to have a large workload Sunday given that he'll be pitching on two days rest.

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  • Blue Jays' Max Castillo: Back in Toronto

    Castillo was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday.

    Castillo has made four appearances out of the bullpen with the Blue Jays this season and has maintained a strong 2.16 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 10:2 K:BB across 8.1 innings. He's served as a starter at times with Buffalo this year, throwing as many as seven innings in an outing. That could make him a candidate to take over the rotation spot of Yusei Kikuchi (neck), who was placed on the injured list in the corresponding move.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Age: 23
Bats/Throws: R, R