Diamondbacks right-hander Humberto Castellanos will bear Tommy John surgical procedure, supervisor Torey Lovullo introduced (via Steve Gilbert of MLB.com). The 24-year-old is already on the 60-day injured listing, having missed the previous couple months with an elbow pressure.
Castellanos’ efforts to keep away from going underneath the knife will show unsuccessful, and he’ll probably miss all of subsequent season recovering. It’s a success to the membership’s rotation depth, because the Mexican-born hurler has began 16 of his 25 outings for Arizona over the previous two years. Castellanos, who additionally made eight reduction appearances with the Astros throughout the shortened 2020 season, was a January 2021 waiver declare.
The 5’11” hurler has tossed 100 2/3 innings on the main league degree, working to a 5.45 ERA. He doesn’t throw exhausting, along with his fastball usually clocking within the 89-90 MPH vary. That has translated to a scarcity of missed bats, with Castellanos producing swinging strikes at a meager 7.2% clip. He’s a plus strike-thrower, although, strolling solely 7.3% of batters confronted within the large leagues.
Castellanos will probably be paid on the MLB minimal fee and accumulate large league service time for the rest of the season. He’ll must be reinstated from the injured listing at the beginning of the offseason. He gained’t be arbitration-eligible till the top of subsequent 12 months, so the D-Backs may affordably maintain him round in the event that they’re keen to commit him a 40-man roster spot over the winter.