The Giants introduced tonight they’ve designated reliever Kervin Castro for project. The transfer clears a 40-man roster spot for minor league catcher Ford Proctor, who was acquired in a commerce with the Rays.
Castro, 23, has reached the majors in every of the previous two seasons. He made ten appearances with the massive league membership final yr and two extra this season, working a mixed 15 innings. He’s allowed six runs (5 earned) over that stretch, putting out a strong 25.4% of batters confronted on a lofty 13.9% swinging strike fee. Regardless of exhibiting some promise in his restricted large league time, he’s had a a lot more durable go of issues in Triple-A Sacramento this yr.
By way of 32 1/3 frames on the minors high degree, the righty owns a 5.57 ERA. His strikeout fee is down a number of factors relative to his large league mark, however the extra regarding side is that he’s doled out free passes at a large 15.9% clip. These management points finally squeezed Castro off the roster totally.
San Francisco can commerce him over the subsequent few hours, however the likelier end result is he winds up on waivers. Between his pair of remaining minor league possibility years and mid-90s fastball, it stands to purpose one other membership would possibly roll the cube in hopes of including an efficient bullpen depth piece. Baseball America not too long ago rated Castro because the #22 prospect within the San Francisco farm system, praising the downhill motion on his low-80s curveball.