Francisco Rosario (left) and Fabio Castro on 1 October 2007.
January 20, 1985 |
Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
|April 6, 2006, for the Texas Rangers|
(through 2011 season)
|Earned run average||3.30|
|Representing Dominican Republic|
|Central American and Caribbean Games|
|2002 San Salvador||Team|
Fabio Enrique Castro (born January 20, 1985 in Monte Christi, Dominican Republic) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Texas Rangers and Philadelphia Phillies.
Chicago White Sox
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".
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.
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
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
Los Angeles Dodgers
On 23 November 2012, Castro was reported to sign a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants. 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. The Dodgers released him in March 2013.
- Rosenthal, Ken. BoSox add more cheap pitching, FOX Sports. Published December 7, 2009. Retrieved December 8, 2009.
- Browne, Ian. Patterson activated: Castro sent down, MLB.com. Published June 28, 2010. Retrieved June 29, 2010
- "Giants ink Fabio Castro to minor league deal". Fabio Castro. Rotoworld.com. 23 November 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
- Baseball America minor league transactions