José Castillo leaves Padres simulated game with injury

Padres Jose Castillo

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Padres Jose Castillo
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San Diego Padres left-handed relief pitcher José Castillo left his live batting practice early with an injury, according to Kevin Acee and A.J. Cassavell.

According to the early reports, Jose Castillo left today’s simulated game due to forearm tightness.

Castillo did not pitch in the 2020 season due to an injury, and he only logged one appearance in the middle of the 2019 season before heading back to the injured list. It is safe to say that Castillo has a very sketchy injury history.

In 2018, Castillo made his major league debut and excelled for the Padres. In 38.1 innings, Castillo posted a 3.29 ERA with a .913 WHIP while also recording 52 strikeouts.

If this injury puts Castillo on the injury list to start the season, the Padres may have a lefty problem in the bullpen. Considering that the situation revolving around Matt Strahm‘s knee injury remains unclear, an injury to Castillo adds another missing left-handed arm.

Other lefty’s Drew Pomeranz and Tim Hill will need to step up in their potential absence, and young arms in Ryan Weathers and Adrián Morejón can fill those spots, too.

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Dominic is currently a Junior at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, studying Sports Journalism. He also hosts the "Devils Talking Padres" podcast and is the producer and co-host of the "Padres EVT Podcast.

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