These are the latest players to be outrighted after being designated for assignment …
- Marlins catcher Wilkin Castillo is headed back to the Triple-A roster after being outrighted, per the PCL transactions page. The 35-year-old had returned to the majors this season for the first time since 2009, though he only appeared in two contests. An exceptionally versatile player, Castillo has spent most of his professional career behind the dish but has also lined up at every other position on the field. (Only barely. Though he has five pitching appearances, Castillo has logged just one inning in center field.)
- The Mets outrighted southpaw Donnie Hart to their top affiliate after he cleared waivers, the International League transactions page reflects. Hart, who turns 29 tomorrow, has spent time this year with the Mets and Brewers. He previously appeared in parts of three seasons with the Orioles. While Hart carries a 3.13 ERA in 89 career MLB innings, that relies heavily upon his unsustainable debut showing (one earned run in 18 1/3 innings in 2016). Though he hasn’t been much of a strikeout pitcher in the big leagues, the soft-tossing lefty does have a career 54.1% groundball rate.
Tight. That’s tight.
Wow a decade between major league appearances. I wonder what the record is.
The record is Paul Schreiber who played in the MLB first in 1923 and then went 22 years without playing until he returned in 1945 when he was 42 years old.
Tight. That’s tight.
Not quite name of the day worthy but fascinating! Thanks!
In 2008 trade, Adam Dunn was the only name to become a name
ah Donnie Hart. one of many RPs whose only faithful fans are those who make up that stats that make him look good. that being said, he’s far better then a lot of pitchers in this boat.
He came up during the last Orioles playoff run and was shrewdly used by Buck Showalter. That was the year of Zach Britton’s phenomenal season and Buck’s ill fated decision to use Ubaldo against the Jays in the playoffs. Since then, the Orioles have steadily declined, though a bit of a bounce back this year, meaning they likely won’t lose 115 games. But Hart just shows the vagaries of relief pitching.