Ángel Castro (baseball)
|File:Angel M Castro.jpg|
November 14, 1982 |
Pimentel, Dominican Republic
|May 9, 2015, for the Oakland Athletics|
(through 2015 season)
|Earned run average||2.25|
Ángel M. Castro (born November 14, 1982) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher in the Oakland Athletics organization. He has previously pitched for the Athletics in Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball.
Castro attended Western Oklahoma State College in Altus, Oklahoma. The Detroit Tigers drafted Castro in the 13th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft. He played for the Tigers farm system from 2006 through 2008. In 2009 he was in the farm systems of the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies.
In 2010 he played with the Lincoln Saltdogs in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball and the Dorados de Chihuahua of the Mexican League. In 2011 he remained in Mexico with the Saraperos de Saltillo.
On August 8, 2014, Castro was traded to the Oakland Athletics organization for cash considerations. He began the 2015 season with the Triple-A Nashville Sounds before having his contract purchased by the Athletics on May 8. He would be optioned down to Nashville on June 2. He was designated for assignment on September 1 and elected to become a free agent after the season. He was later signed to a minor league contract with Oakland.
- Twitter / Cardinals: #STLCards sign free-agent right-handed pitcher Angel Castro to a one-year contract for the upcoming 2014 season.
- Koo, Jeremy (June 2, 2015). "Oakland A's activate Eric O'Flaherty from disabled list, option Angel Castro". athleticsnation.com. Retrieved June 3, 2015.