Lendy Castillo

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Lendy Castillo
Chicago Cubs
Pitcher
Born: (1989-04-08) April 8, 1989 (age 25)
Las Matas de Santa Cruz, Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 9, 2012 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
(through 2012 season)
Win-loss record 0-1
Earned run average 7.88
Strikeouts 13
Teams
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Castillo and the second or maternal family name is Artiles.

Lendy Enrique Castillo Artiles (born April 8, 1989) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher. He is in the organization of the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. As of 2014, he is playing for the Class-AA Tennessee Smokies.

Career[edit]

Castillo signed with the Philadelphia Phillies as an international free agent. He debuted in the Phillies' minor league organization in 2007 as a shortstop. The Phillies converted Castillo into a pitcher in 2010, and he pitched for the Phillies' organization in 2010 and 2011.[1] He was used primarily as a starting pitcher in 2010 and as a relief pitcher in 2011.[2]

The Cubs selected Castillo from the Phillies organization in the 2011 Rule 5 draft.[3] Castillo made the Cubs' Opening Day roster. Castillo was designated for assignment on January 26, 2013, to make room for Carlos Villanueva.[4] He cleared waivers and was outrighted to the Triple-A Iowa Cubs.[5] Castillo began the 2013 season with the Class-A Kane County Cougars.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lendy Castillo's chances to make Cubs continue to improve | Cubs Den
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Cubs pick Class A pitcher in draft - Chicago Tribune
  4. ^ Yellon, Al (January 26, 2013). "Carlos Villanueva Deal Official, Lendy Castillo DFAd". Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ Seco, Daniel (February 5, 2013). "Cubs Outright Lendy Castillo To Triple-A". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 

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