Harold Arnaldo Castro is a Venezuelan MLB utility player for the Detroit Tigers. In 2018, he debuted in the major leagues.
In 2010, the Tigers signed 16-year-old Harold Castro. Castro played for the Tigers’ Venezuelan summer league squad in 2011 and 2012, then the Gulf Coast Rookie League team for a half-season in 2013
Castro hit .257 with two home runs and 17 RBI in 74 games with the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens last season. He also had a .282 batting average with ten RBI in 29 games with the SeaWolves.
Castro played for the Double-A Erie SeaWolves for the entire 2015 and 2016 regular seasons, as well as all but eight games in 2017.
Castro had his greatest year at the level in 2017 with Erie. He had a.290 batting average, .325 on-base percentage, one home run, 30 RBI, and 20 stolen bases.
After spending the previous eight years in their minor league system, the Tigers purchased Castro’s minor league contract and brought him to the roster on September 21, 2018.
Castro had to return to Detroit from Venezuela because the Mud Hens season had already concluded.
On September 23, he made his main league debut as a pinch-runner in a game against the Kansas City Royals in the ninth inning.
On September 25, he made his major league debut against the Minnesota Twins, recording his first major league hit, a single in the top of the eighth inning.
How Did The Tigers Get Harold Castro?
The Tigers signed Harold Castro as a 16-year-old in 2010. Castro played for the Tigers’ Venezuelan summer league squad in 2011 and 2012, then for a half-season with the Gulf Coast Rookie League team in 2013.