The stunning Seattle Mariners boosted their postseason odds on Friday evening, pulling off a blockbuster commerce for Cincinnati Reds All-Star beginning pitcher Luis Castillo.
Castillo is 4-4 with a 2.86 ERA in 14 begins for the Reds this season.
The 29-year-old finishes his profession with the Reds as a two-time All-Star (2019, 2022), posting a 44-52 document and a 3.62 ERA in 137 begins.
In change for Castillo, the Reds will obtain 4 gamers from the Mariners, together with Mariners’ No. 1 prospect Noelvi Marte, No. Three prospect Edwin Arroyo, No. 5 prospect Levi Stoudt and Andrew Moore.
Marte, a 20-year-old shortstop, slashed .270/.360/.460 with 15 house runs and 55 RBI in 84 video games this season with the Mariners’ Excessive-A affiliate Everett.
“There may not be anybody who surpasses Marte within the system by way of uncooked energy, because the younger shortstop can go toe-to-toe with [Julio] Rodriguez in batting follow shows,” MLB Pipeline’s profile states. “It reveals up in video games — he hit 17 homers in 2021 — particularly to the pull facet, and he is naturally good at impacting the ball out entrance.”
Arroyo, 18, is a center infielder who, like Marte, comes brings energy to the plate. In 87 video games for Single-A Modesto, Arroyo batted .316/.385/.514 with 13 house runs and 67 RBI.
Stoudt, a 24-year-old right-handed beginning pitcher, made 18 begins for Double-A Arkansas this season, going 6-6 with a 5.28 ERA.
Moore, 28, is the one participant headed to the Reds with main league expertise. A right-handed pitcher, Moore pitched in 11 video games for the Mariners in 2017 however hasn’t appeared in a giant league sport since 2019. In six minor league appearances for Triple-A Buffalo and Double-A New Hampshire, Moore went 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA.