Reds trade ace Luis Castillo to Seattle Mariners

Cincinnati gets back three of Seattle’s top five prospects including the 18th-best player in baseball.
Cincinnati Reds' Luis Castillo throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game...
Cincinnati Reds' Luis Castillo throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Cincinnati, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)(Aaron Doster | AP)
Published: Jul. 29, 2022 at 10:30 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo is headed to Seattle, the team announced Friday night.

News of the deal comes as a surprise, with most previous rumors having Castillo heading to the New York Yankees or the Texas Rangers.

The Reds get back three of the Mariners’ top five prospect, including shortstops Noelvi Marte, 20, and Edwin Arroyo, 18, as well as pitchers Andrew Moore, 22, and Levi Stoudt, 24.

Baseball America rates Marte the 18th-best prospect and Arroyo the 48th-best prospect in baseball.

The trade deadline is Tuesday.

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The Reds acquired Castillo in a 2017 trade with the Florida Marlins for pitcher Dan Straily. He made his MLB debut the same year at the age of 25.

The Dominican pitcher is playing the 2022 season under a $7.35 million contract with the Reds. He remains under team control through 2023.

Castillo, a two-time All-Star, could currently be having his best year. He’s 4-4 in 14 starts with a 2.86 era, his lowest ever.

The 29-year-old pitched a scoreless inning earlier this month in the 2022 MLB All-Star game.

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