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Lendy Castillo | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 170
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Cubs sent RHP Lendy Castillo outright to Triple-A Iowa.
Castillo was designated for assignment by Chicago in late January and made it through waivers unclaimed. The 23-year-old right-hander will serve as organizational relief depth for the Cubs again this season. Tue, Feb 5, 2013 05:18:00 PM

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Cubs designated RHP Lendy Castillo for assignment.

The Cubs finally made the signing of Carlos Villanueva official on Saturday, and Castillo was the casualty on the 40-man roster. The 23-year-old posted a 7.88 ERA, 2.25 WHIP and 13/12 K/BB ratio over 16 innings with the Cubs in 2012, but has a live arm and shouldn't have difficulty finding another team willing to give him a chance.
Sat, Jan 26, 2013 05:28:00 PM

Cubs activated RHP Lendy Castillo from the 15-day disabled list.

Castillo, a Rule 5 pick last December, has been out since early May with a left groin strain. As long as he can hold down a roster spot over the next two weeks, he won't be offered back to the Phillies.
Sat, Aug 11, 2012 01:21:00 PM

The Cubs are expected to activate Lendy Castillo (groin) from the disabled list Saturday.

A Rule 5 pick, Castillo has been out since early May with a left groin strain. He held a 7.04 ERA and 1.83 WHIP in 7 2/3 innings before the injury.
Fri, Aug 10, 2012 02:07:00 PM

Lendy Castillo (groin) threw four innings Friday for the Cubs' Rookie League affiliate.

This is the first update we've had on Castillo since he was placed on the disabled list in early May. As a Rule 5 pick, the Cubs will need to decide whether to add him to the active roster or offer him back to the Phillies when he completes his rehab assignment.
Sat, Jul 28, 2012 02:32:00 PM

Cubs placed RHP Lendy Castillo on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 12, with a left groin strain.

The strain is being referred to as "moderate," so it could be more than a minimum stay on the DL for the Rule 5 pick. Scott Maine takes his spot on the roster.
Wed, May 16, 2012 08:02:00 PM

Lendy Castillo has been diagnosed with a moderate groin strain and may be placed on the disabled list.

The Cubs have flown in Scott Maine just in case Castillo's groin shows no improvement over the next several hours. The Rule 5 Draft pick has posted a rough 7.04 ERA and 1.83 WHIP in 7 2/3 innings this season.
Wed, May 16, 2012 05:12:00 PM

Cubs selected RHP Lendy Castillo from the Phillies in the Rule 5 draft.

Castillo is a former shortstop that's only been pitching for two years. As you might suspect, he has plenty of arm strength, but his secondary pitches need some work. He spent all of 2011 in High-A, posting a 2.54 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 46/16 K/BB ratio over 46 innings. It might be a stretch to think he's ready for a major league roster spot, but the Cubs will try to hide him, as he does have upside.
Thu, Dec 8, 2011 10:58:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2John Baker
3Rafael Lopez
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Logan Watkins
SS1Starlin Castro
2Chris Valaika
3B1Luis Valbuena
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Junior Lake
CF1Arismendy Alcantara
2Ryan Sweeney
3Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
2Justin Ruggiano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
7Felix Doubront
8James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Justin Grimm
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Kyuji Fujikawa
8Eric Jokisch
9Blake Parker
10Dan Straily
11Brian Schlitter
12Arodys Vizcaino
13Zach Rosscup