Simón Castro

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Simón Castro
Oakland Athletics
Pitcher
Born: (1988-04-09) April 9, 1988 (age 29)
San José de los Llanos, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 5, 2013, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Win–loss record 2–1
Earned run average 4.76
Strikeouts 15
Teams

Simón Alfonseca Castro (born April 9, 1988) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher in the Oakland Athletics organization. He made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut with the Chicago White Sox in 2013.

Career[edit]

San Diego Padres[edit]

Castro was signed by the Padres as a free agent from the Dominican Republic in 2006. He was considered quite raw when signed, but the Padres liked his arm strength and projectability. After a poor pro debut in the Arizona Rookie League in '07, he was one of the better pitchers in the Northwest League in 2008, then broke out with a strong campaign in the Midwest League in '09.[1] Named by Baseball America the top pitching prospect and 2nd overall prospect in the Padres organization prior to the 2010 season, he spent most of the season with the San Antonio Missions of the Texas League before being promoted to Triple-A for his final 2 starts of the season. Following the 2010 season in which he went a combined 7-7 with a 3.28 ERA across 2 minor league stops, Castro was added to the Padres' 40 man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 draft [2][3]

Chicago White Sox[edit]

After struggling most of the 2011 season, on December 31, 2011, Castro, along with Pedro Hernández, were traded to the Chicago White Sox for outfielder Carlos Quentin.[4]

On July 5, 2013, Castro made his Major League debut against the Tampa Bay Rays. He pitched three scoreless innings, giving up two hits, walked two and struck out four.

Castro was outrighted off the White Sox roster on November 1, 2013.

Colorado Rockies[edit]

On April 25, 2014, Castro signed with the Colorado Rockies on a minor league deal.[5]

Oakland Athletics[edit]

On December 1, 2016, Castro signed a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics that included an invitation to spring training.[6]

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