Diego Castillo, a 26-year-old infielder from Venezuela, has recently navigated a series of waiver moves, marking a tumultuous few weeks in his career.
Last season, Castillo spent the majority of his time with the Reno Aces in Triple-A, posting a .313 batting average and an .840 OPS. His sole appearance with the Diamondbacks occurred on July 31 in the 10th inning of a game against the Giants, where he flew out to right field.
On November 22, Arizona designated Castillo for assignment, triggering a series of waiver transactions across the league.
First, the New York Mets acquired Castillo on January 5. Then, the Yankees claimed him off waivers from the Mets. Most recently, the Phillies scooped up Castillo on February 5.
In total, since the offseason began, Castillo has played for four different teams.
Despite receiving only one at-bat with the Diamondbacks, Castillo had a substantial stint in the majors during the 2022 season with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Playing multiple positions, including second base, shortstop, right field, and first base, he ended the season with a .206 batting average and 11 home runs.
Stay tuned for further updates on Castillo’s career.