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Astros' Kervin Castro: Arrives in Houston
Castro (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with the Astros on Nov. 18.
Castro underwent Tommy John surgery in June and is expected to be sidelined until after next year's All-Star break. He holds a 4.91 ERA and 24:11 K:BB over 25.2 relief innings at the big-league level.... See More ... See Less
Kervin Castro: Cut loose by Detroit
The Tigers released Castro (elbow) on Wednesday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Castro is expected to be sidelined until the second half of the 2024 season while he recovers from Tommy John surgery, a procedure he underwent in June. The 24-year-old previously had the same surgery in 2017, which may have factored into the Tigers' decision to move on from the right-hander. Castro made 20 appearances in the big leagues between the 2021 and 2022 seasons but had pitched exclusively for the Tigers' Triple-A affiliate in Toledo in 2023 before having surgery.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Kervin Castro: Gets Tommy John surgery
The Tigers announced Wednesday that Castro recently underwent Tommy John surgery to address a right elbow sprain, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
The Tommy John procedure is the second of Castro's career, as he previously had the surgery in 2017. After failing to win a spot in the Tigers' Opening Day bullpen, Castro began the 2023 campaign at Triple-a Toledo and made nine appearances before being placed on the affiliate's 7-day injured list with a previously undisclosed injury. He was later moved to the 60-day IL and is now likely to be facing a 12-to-14-month recovery after undergoing the reconstructive revision surgery on his UCL.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Kervin Castro: Sent to minors
The Tigers reassigned Castro to minor-league camp Monday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Castro had been attending spring training as a non-roster invitee after linking up with the Tigers on a minor-league pact in December. The 24-year-old righty has made 20 career relief appearances in the majors between stints with the Giants and Cubs, logging a cumulative 4.91 ERA and 1.52 WHIP over 25.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Kervin Castro: Finds work with Detroit
Castro signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Dec. 12.
Castro spent his second season in the majors in 2022 but found little success, turning in a 10.22 ERA and 1.78 WHIP in 12.1 innings over 10 appearances between the Giants and Cubs. Though his deal with the Tigers may include an invitation to MLB spring training, the 23-year-old right-hander is expected to open the upcoming season at Triple-A Toledo.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Kervin Castro: Outrighted to Triple-A
Castro cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa on Friday, Andy Martinez of Marquee Sports Network reports.
Castro was removed from the Cubs' 40-man roster Monday and will ultimately remain in the organization. Over 31 Triple-A appearances this year, he's posted a 5.19 ERA and 1.70 WHIP in 34.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Kervin Castro: Excised from 40-man roster
The Cubs designated Castro for assignment Monday.
Castro was moved off the 40-man roster to clear a spot for right-hander Hayden Wesneski, who was promoted from Triple-A Iowa to presumably take over the rotation spot of the injured Justin Steele (back). After being claimed off waivers from the Giants in August, Castro surrendered nine earned runs on 11 hits and five walks across 10.2 innings over his eight appearances with the Cubs before being optioned to Iowa two weeks ago.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Kervin Castro: Moves back to Triple-A
Castro was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Friday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Castro has had a busy week. He was optioned Tuesday, recalled Wednesday and now optioned again two days later. He'll make way on the roster for Manuel Rodriguez (elbow), who returned from the injured list in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Kervin Castro: Recalled by Chicago
Castro was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, Taylor McGregor of Marquee Sports Network reports.
Castro was sent down Tuesday but will rejoin the Cubs' bullpen a day later as part of a move after Steven Brault (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day injured list Wednesday. Over six relief appearances with the Cubs this year, Castro has posted an 8.22 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in 7.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Kervin Castro: Optioned to Triple-A
Castro was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Castro will head back to Iowa after getting called up Aug. 3. While in the big leagues, the 23-year-old allowed seven runs on seven hits and five walks while striking out four over 7.2 innings in six appearances. Javier Assad was called up from Triple-A to replace Castro on the roster and start Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Cardinals.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Kervin Castro: Takes loss in team debut
Castro (0-1) allowed three runs on two hits and two walks across an inning of relief to take the loss in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Cardinals. He struck out one.
Making his team debut after being claimed off waivers Tuesday, Castro worked the seventh inning and ran into some trouble. After allowing a single and a walk to start the frame, he induced a Nolan Arenado double play groundout. However, Castro followed that with another walk, then allowed a three-run home run to Tyler O'Neill. With the Cubs trading David Robertson, Mychal Givens and Scott Effross before Tuesday's deadline, Castro should be able to carve out a bullpen role in Chicago, though he's unlikely to have much fantasy value.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Kervin Castro: Joins big-league club
Castro was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
The 23-year-old was recently claimed off waivers by the Cubs and will quickly join the major-league roster with David Robertson, Mychal Givens and Scott Effross traded ahead of Tuesday's deadline. Castro appeared in only two games for San Francisco this year before being DFA'd but didn't allow an earned run over 13.1 frames last season, and Chicago's trade departures leave most of the bullpen jobs wide open.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Kervin Castro: Designated for assignment
Castro was designated for assignment Monday by the Giants, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Castro did not allow an earned run in 13.1 big-league innings last season, but he has had a rough go of it both with the Giants and at Triple-A Sacramento this year, so the Giants took him off their 40-man roster.... See More ... See Less
Cubs' Kervin Castro: Claimed by Cubs
The Cubs claimed Castro off waivers from the Giants on Tuesday.
Shortly after optioning Castro to Triple-A Sacramento on Monday, the Giants designated him for assignment, but the Cubs swooped in to add the right-hander to their 40-man roster. It's not immediately clear if the Cubs plan to add Castro to the 26-man active roster, but they have some openings in the bullpen after moving David Robertson, Scott Effross and Mychal Givens ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Kervin Castro: Optioned Sunday
Castro was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Castro allowed five runs in 1.2 innings during two appearances with the Giants. Alex Cobb (groin) was activated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Kervin Castro: Up with big-league club
Castro was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday.
The 23-year-old missed out on San Francisco's Opening Day roster but will now receive a big-league opportunity with Zack Littell (undisclosed) placed on the injured list. Castro made his MLB debut last year with 10 appearances and had didn't allow an earned run with a 13:4 K:BB over 13.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Kervin Castro: Sent down Sunday
Castro was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Castro was reportedly a favorite to earn a spot in the Giants' bullpen as a bulk reliever, but he'll ultimately begin the year in the minors. The right-hander was effective during the 2021 campaign, posting a 2.86 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 44 innings across 30 appearances at the Triple-A level before tossing 13.1 scoreless innings across his first 10 big-league appearances. As long as those strong results continue in Sacramento in 2022, it wouldn't be surprising to see him rejoin the Giants at some point.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Kervin Castro: Has edge for roster spot
Castro is viewed as a favorite to earn a bullpen spot on the Giants' Opening Day roster, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Castro has allowed one run on four hits and five walks while striking out eight in 4.1 innings through three Cactus League games. That one run came Saturday versus the Dodgers. The right-hander is an option for a bulk relief role -- he logged 13.1 innings without allowing an earned run in 10 appearances last season. He also went 6-1 with a 2.86 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 44 innings with Triple-A Sacramento in 2021, so the 23-year-old should be a good fit for a major-league bullpen without many defined roles.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Kervin Castro: Takes loss Saturday
Castro (1-1) allowed an unearned run on one walk and struck out one in two-thirds of an inning, taking the extra-inning loss Saturday versus San Diego.
This was the first run Castro has allowed in the majors, although it was surrendered when Jake Cronenworth doubled home the initial runner in the 10th inning off Jarlin Garcia. Castro's spotless ERA remains intact, and he has a 1.11 WHIP with a 12:2 K:BB across 12.2 innings so far. While he hasn't recorded a save or a hold, the 22-year-old has found modest success in his first taste of big-league action.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Kervin Castro: Notches first big-league win
Castro (1-0) allowed a hit and struck out two in two innings to earn the win Friday over Colorado.
Alex Wood pitched four innings as the starter Friday and left with the game tied; San Francisco took the lead once Castro was on the mound. The 22-year-old has been excellent in 9.1 scoreless innings to begin his major-league career. He's allowed nine hits and struck out eight without walking a batter. The right-hander will eventually endure some bumps in the road, but he's quickly built trust with manager Gabe Kapler to pitch in close contests.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-0, 185 lbs|
|Birthplace: Maracay, Venezuela|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|