Lendy Castillo

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Castillo and the second or maternal family name is Artiles.
Lendy Castillo
Free agent
Pitcher
Born: (1989-04-08) April 8, 1989 (age 27)
Las Matas de Santa Cruz, Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 9, 2012, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
(through 2012 season)
Win-loss record 0–1
Earned run average 7.88
Strikeouts 13
Teams

Lendy Enrique Castillo Artiles (born April 8, 1989) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. He has previously played for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB).

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.

On August 18, 2015, Castillo signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.[6] He elected free agency on November 6, 2015.[7]

During the 2015 season, Castillo pitched in the Texas and Toronto organizations, seeing time with Class-A High Desert Mavericks, Class-A Dunedin Blue Jays and Double-A Frisco RoughRiders. In 27 games, including one start, between the three teams, Castillo posted a 2–2 record with a 4.78 ERA and 39 strikeouts.

On December 11, 2015, Castillo signed a minor-league contract with the Detroit Tigers, and was invited to spring training.[8] He was released on July 23, 2016. Castillo signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians on August 1, 2016, but was released on August 12.

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. 
  6. ^ "Toronto Blue Jays Transactions in August". MLB.com. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Florida State League Transactions". milb.com. p. November 2015. Retrieved November 6, 2015. 
  8. ^ Jahnke, James (December 11, 2015). "Tigers sign 17 minor leaguers, invite 6 to camp". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved December 11, 2015. 

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