Miguel Castro


Mets' Miguel Castro: Exits with neck stiffness

Castro left Friday's game against the Padres with a stiff neck, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. He gave up two runs on two hits and a walk while recording one out via a strikeout before exiting. It's unclear if he is day-to-day or if he could end up on the injured list.

Yakima Valley College Foundation selects Miguel Castro for the Classified Employee of the Year Award

The Yakima Valley College Foundation is excited to announce the selection of Grounds Specialist II Miguel Castro as the 2021 recipient of the Darlene Koch Classified Employee of the Year Award. Former YVC Vice President of Administration and YVC Foundation Executive Director Darlene Koch established the award to honor the hard work and dedication of classified staff. The YVC Foundation Board of Directors makes the selection from nominations submitted by faculty, staff, and administrators.
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Mets' Miguel Castro: Notches win

Castro (2-1) pitched two scoreless innings and allowed just one walk, earning the win Wednesday versus Arizona. Castro kept Arizona off the board in the seventh and eighth innings. Pete Alonso put the Mets ahead in the top of the ninth, and Edwin Diaz converted the save. Castro owns a 2.66 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 31:12 K:BB across 23.2 innings. He's collected four holds and two blown saves in 22 outings -- the right-hander will be in the mix for some high-leverage work.

Mets' Miguel Castro: Nabs win Tuesday

Castro (1-1) picked up the win Tuesday against the Rockies, striking out four over two scoreless innings while walking one. The right-hander was the first pitcher out of the bullpen after Jacob deGrom got the hook following five strong innings in his return to the rotation, and Castro was rewarded for his dominant effort when the Mets took the lead for good in the sixth. On the season, the 26-year-old has three holds in addition to his win with a 2.79 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 30:10 K:BB through 19.1 innings.

Mets' Miguel Castro: Charged with loss Friday

Castro (0-1) allowed a run on one hit and two walks in one-third of an inning in Friday's loss to Tampa Bay. Castro got Yandy Diaz to fly out to start the ninth inning, but he allowed the next three batters to get aboard. Reliever Aaron Loup entered the game and allowed a walkoff single to Brett Phillips, with the decisive run charged to Castro. Through 13.1 innings, Castro has a 3.38 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 20:8 K:BB and two holds in 14 appearances. The hard-throwing righty has been reasonably effective in a versatile role, although he's not likely to challenge Edwin Diaz for saves.

Mets' Miguel Castro: No-decision Wednesday

Castro tossed a scoreless inning in Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, giving up one hit and one walk while fanning one. He didn't factor into the decision. As expected, Castro worked as the opener in the second half of the twin bill but only tossed 22 pitches...
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Dominic Smith, Miguel Castro fined for role in Mets-Phillies fracas

PHILADELPHIA — The benches emptied and the suspensions/fines followed. MLB suspended Phillies pitcher Jose Alvarado for three games Sunday and fined him an undisclosed amount, after his taunting of Dominic Smith two days earlier led to the benches emptying at Citizens Bank Park. In addition, Smith and Miguel Castro were fined an undisclosed amount.

Mets' Miguel Castro: Starting on short notice Tuesday

Castro will start a bullpen game for the Mets on Tuesday against the Cardinals. Jacob deGrom was a late scratch due to side tightness, so it will be all hands on deck out of the Mets' bullpen. This will be Castro's first start since July 15, 2018, and his season high is 1.2 innings back on April 13, so it's highly unlikely he logs more than a couple frames.

Mets' Miguel Castro: Tuesday's game postponed

Castro won't start Tuesday at St. Louis since the game was postponed due to inclement weather, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. The 26-year-old was set to start a bullpen game after Jacob deGrom (lat) was a late scratch, but the game ended up being postponed. Castro may not end up receiving a starting opportunity, as the Mets will have some extra time to square away their pitching staff. The game will be made up via a doubleheader Wednesday with Marcus Stroman starting the matinee, while the starter for the nightcap remains up in the air.

Dominic Smith, Miguel Castro Fined For Friday’s On Field Incidents

New York Mets players Dominic Smith and Miguel Castro have been fined by Major League Baseball in the wake of Friday’s bench-clearing incident against the Phillies. Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports that Smith and Castro have both received undisclosed fines for their roles in what unfolded on Friday at Citizens Bank Park. Phillies’ reliever Jose Alvarado didn’t get away as lightly having been served a three-game suspension and an undisclosed fine.
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Miguel Castro turning into unexpected Mets gift

An unforeseen gift of former general manager Brodie Van Wagenen’s Mets tenure might be Miguel Castro. The right-handed reliever has emerged as a late-inning staple, joining new arrivals Trevor May and Aaron Loup among the most trusted setup options in manager Luis Rojas’ bullpen. Van Wagenen acquired Castro from the Orioles at the trade deadline last season, but his results were less than impressive.

Mets Bullpen: Pleasant surprise Miguel Castro is in the circle of trust

Apr 13, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets pitcher Miguel Castro (50) at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports. When the New York Mets acquired Miguel Castro at last year’s trade deadline I’m not sure many of us thought months later he’d be one of the key members of the team’s bullpen. His performance was underwhelming in 2020 albeit in a limited sample of what he had to offer.

Mets' Miguel Castro: Bringing heat in 2021

Castro has a 3.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 9:2 K:BB through six innings in six appearances with one hold. The 26-year-old hasn't seen consistent high-leverage work, but Castro has been one of the best bullpen arms for the Mets in the early going. He's averaging career highs with a 98.5 mph average fastball velocity and 36.0 percent strikeout rate, and more opportunities for holds could be coming if he keeps racking up K's.

Francisco Lindor, Luis Rojas, Miguel Castro, and Joey Lucchesi get COVID-19 vaccine publicly

During the Mets’ home opener yesterday afternoon at Citi Field, Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, and Ron Darling were loving what they were seeing from Francisco Lindor on the field, as the shortstop was enthusiastically encouraging his teammates and reminding them about what to do in certain situations. And after the game, with COVID-19 vaccines available to the team, Lindor demonstrated leadership, too, agreeing to receive the vaccine and have his photo taken in the process for the Mets to publicize.

Mets' Miguel Castro: Locked into bullpen job

Castro should begin the season as part of the Mets' bullpen, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. The right-hander has been sharp this spring, allowing only one hit and one walk over 5.1 scoreless innings while striking out seven. Castro's spot in the pecking order isn't yet clear, but things appear wide open after closer Edwin Diaz and eighth-inning man Trevor May, so he could quickly work his way into a setup role if he remains effective.
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Miguel Castro passes big test in Mets roster battle

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Miguel Castro passed his biggest test of the spring Sunday, increasing his chances of beginning the season in a prominent Mets bullpen role. After Jacob deGrom recorded two outs in the fifth, manager Luis Rojas summoned Castro to face the Nationals’ best hitter, Juan Soto. The right-hander struck out Soto to conclude the inning. It was the only batter Castro faced.