The Rays have signed 16-year-old Venezuelan left-hander Jose Castillo for $1.55MM, reports Ben Badler of Baseball America. The publication ranked him as the sixth best prospect on the international market this summer. Badler says Castillo has impressed with his size (6-foot-4 and 200 lbs.), delivery, and power arm.
Oh, I just had some bad memories about the former Pirates second baseman with the same name.
When i first read this i thought it was Jose Canseco, but the Rays are not that dumb- it just didn’t fit.