The Tigers chosen the contract of right-hander Luis Castillo, the group introduced right now. To not be confused with the longtime Crimson (and new Mariner), the 27-year-old Castillo will likely be making his big-league debut each time he enters a sport. He’ll take the roster spot opened when the membership optioned fellow righty Bryan Garcia to Triple-A Toledo following final night time’s sport towards the Rays.
It’s been an extended street to the large leagues for Castillo, who spent a full 5 seasons in rookie ball after signing with the Diamondbacks out of the Dominican Republic. He made it to Triple-A Reno in 2021 earlier than becoming a member of the Tigers within the offseason and has put collectively a superb 2022 marketing campaign. Throughout 38 innings between Double-A Erie and Triple-A Toledo, he’s logged a 1.42 ERA whereas placing out 23.2% of the batters he’s confronted.
Garcia, who’s appeared for the Tigers in every of the previous 4 seasons, struggled with management in his latest stint with the large membership, strolling a full 24.2% of batters confronted, together with six in yesterday’s begin towards the Rays. Whereas he managed to restrict the harm — he has a 2.35 ERA in 7 2/3 innings this 12 months — his 6.37 FIP tells a unique story. For his profession, Garcia owns a 5.73 ERA (5.76 FIP) in 75 1/3 big-league innings.