Baltimore Orioles Recall Miguel Castro From Double-A

The 22-year-old right-hander was acquired back in April from the Colorado Rockies and will join the major-league team for the first time this season.

Buck Showalter's bullpen received some help on Wednesday, as 22-year old righty Miguel Castro was recalled from Double-A Bowie. In a corresponding move for the Orioles, Donnie Hart was demoted to Triple-A Norfolk to make room for the new Orioles' reliever.

This is the third time that Castro is called up to MLB and he wore a different uniform in every opportunity. His first chance in majors was back in 2015 with the Toronto Blue Jays, who traded him in a blockbuster deal to the Rockies on July 28 of that season, when they acquired Troy Tulowitzki. The Dominican-born pitcher managed a 6.14 ERA last year with Colorado in 14 and 2/3 innings, along with 12 strikeouts and an ugly 5.40 FIP.

Castro was dealt to Baltimore before the season in a waiver trade with Colorado, as he had been pitching in Double-A as a reliever. He pitched four innings of one-run ball, collecting two strikeouts, while having a 2.25 ERA this season. All this coming in four innings of relief work.

On the other hand, Zach Britton will throw from 60 foot on flat ground, on Thursday, as Roch Kubatko reports on MASNSports.com. The closer is recovering from an elbow and forearm injury. He is expected to be back after the All-Star break, as he has no structural damage on his elbow.


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