Diego Castillo plies his trade as a professional baseball pitcher for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Before joining the Mariner pitching squad, Castillo played for the Tampa Bay Rays. Castillo was promoted to the Tampa Bay Rays and made his debut.
He spent the season pitching out of the bullpen and as one of the Rays’ “opening” starters.
Castillo was 4–2 in 11 starts and threw 56+23 innings in 43 games. With a 3.18 ERA, 65 strikeouts, and 18 walks, he concluded the season with a 3.18 ERA.
Castillo was employed as a closer and opener in 2019. He was placed on the 10-day injured list with shoulder inflation on June 23. He appeared in 65 games throughout the season (6 starts).
He had 81 strikeouts, 8 saves, and a 3.41 ERA in 68+23 innings. Castillo pitched two shutout innings in the American League Wild Card game against the Oakland Athletics.
When the Rays were leading in the postseason, he was frequently deployed in the late innings.
After Mike Brosseau’s eighth-inning home run, he pitched the final two innings of Game 5 of the ALDS against the New York Yankees, earning the win.
Is Diego Castillo The Closer?
The Seattle Mariners have acquired bullpen pitcher and closer Diego Castillo from the Tampa Bay Rays. The Mariners sent the Rays right-handed pitcher JT Chargois and minor league infielder Austin Shenton in exchange.