April 8, 1989 |
Las Matas de Santa Cruz, Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
|April 9, 2012, for the Chicago Cubs|
(through 2012 season)
|Earned run average||7.88|
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).
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. He was used primarily as a starting pitcher in 2010 and as a relief pitcher in 2011.
The Cubs selected Castillo from the Phillies organization in the 2011 Rule 5 draft. Castillo made the Cubs' Opening Day roster. Castillo was designated for assignment on January 26, 2013, to make room for Carlos Villanueva. He cleared waivers and was outrighted to the Triple-A Iowa Cubs. Castillo began the 2013 season with the Class-A Kane County Cougars.
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. 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.
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