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Friday, July 30, 2021

Seattle fills closer role in deal for TB’s Diego Castillo

The Mariners have found their bullpen replacement for Kendall Graveman, as the club acquired Rays closer Diego Castillo on Thursday.

In exchange, Seattle will part with reliever JT Chargois and third baseman Austin Shenton, one of its more coveted prospects.

SEA gets: RHP Diego Castillo
TB gets: RHP JT Chargois, 3B Austin Shenton (Mariners No. 17 prospect)

On paper, this one will probably be much more well-received than the deal that sent Graveman to Houston on Tuesday and left an emotional clubhouse confused at the trajectory of general manager Jerry Dipoto’s Deadline strategy. Though Graveman’s numbers are superior and his veteran leadership and imprint on his teammates can’t be positively quantified enough, Castillo has also been stellar.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 30, 2021 at 09:52 AM | 4 comment(s)
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