Fabio Castro

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Fabio Castro
Francisco Rosario and Fabio Castro.jpg
Francisco Rosario (left) and Fabio Castro on 1 October 2007.
Tigres de Quintana Roo – No. 50
Pitcher
Born: (1985-01-20) January 20, 1985 (age 29)
Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
April 6, 2006 for the Texas Rangers
Career statistics
(through 2011 season)
Win–loss record 0–1
Earned run average 3.30
Strikeouts 32
Teams
Fabio Castro
Medal record
Competitor for  Dominican Republic
Men's Baseball
Central American and Caribbean Games
Bronze 2002 San Salvador Team

Fabio Enrique Castro (born January 20, 1985 in Monte Christi, Dominican Republic) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher who plays for the Tigres de Quintana Roo of the Mexican League.

Career[edit]

Chicago White Sox[edit]

He was originally signed by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent on December 26, 2001. He played in the White Sox farm system through 2005 with stops at Bristol, Kannapolis and Winston-Salem, reaching as high as Class "A".

Texas Rangers[edit]

Castro was the first pick in the 2005 Rule 5 Draft by the Kansas City Royals on December 8, 2005. He was then traded to the Texas Rangers for second baseman Esteban Germán. He made his major league debut on April 6, 2006 for the Rangers against the Detroit Tigers, pitching 3.2 innings and allowing one earned run. He appeared in 4 games for the Rangers, and had an E.R.A. of 4.32 in 8.1 innings pitched.

Philadelphia Phillies[edit]

He was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies on June 29, 2006 for a minor leaguer and pitched in 16 games for the Phillies the rest of the season, with a 1.54 ERA.

In 2007, Castro made 10 appearances for the Phillies, including making his first career Major League start, on August 23 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He had a 6.00 ERA that season for the club, while also pitching in 11 games for the AA Reading Phillies and 21 games for the AAA Ottawa Lynx.

Toronto Blue Jays[edit]

Castro was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays on September 29, 2008 to complete a trade for Matt Stairs. With the Blue Jays organization, he spent the season with the AAA Las Vegas 51s, compiling a 7-6 record and 4.49 ERA in 25 starts.

Boston Red Sox[edit]

Castro signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox on December 7, 2009.[1] He spent the season with the Pawtucket Red Sox, where he was 7-9 with a 4.93 ERA in 31 appearances (15 starts).

Castro was designated for assignment on June 29, 2010 to make room for recently acquired Eric Patterson.[2]

Seattle Mariners[edit]

Castro signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners for the 2011 season.[3] He spent that season with the Tacoma Rainiers, where he was 5-4 with a 3.63 ER in 24 appearances (12 starts).

Oakland Athletics[edit]

On January 6, 2012, he signed a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics. He finished the season with a 5.60 ERA, while pitching for the Midland RockHounds and Sacramento River Cats.[4]

Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

On 23 November 2012, Castro was reported to sign a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants.[4] However, that report was in error, as he was subsequently signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a minor league contract on December 19, 2012.[5] The Dodgers released him in March 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rosenthal, Ken. BoSox add more cheap pitching, FOX Sports. Published December 7, 2009. Retrieved December 8, 2009.
  2. ^ Browne, Ian. Patterson activated: Castro sent down, MLB.com. Published June 28, 2010. Retrieved June 29, 2010
  3. ^ http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20101124&content_id=16203212&vkey=pr_sea&fext=.jsp&c_id=sea
  4. ^ a b "Giants ink Fabio Castro to minor league deal". Fabio Castro. Rotoworld.com. 23 November 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Baseball America minor league transactions

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