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About Mo Castillo - RotoBaller



Mo Castillo - RotoBaller has written 293 articles so far, you can find them below.


Miguel Sano Homers Again On Thursday

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano hit his third homer in six games on Thursday as part of a 15-8 win over the Detroit Tigers. Sano went 2-for-4 with a single, a walk, and of course, that home run; his 10th of the season. The 25-year-old is having a very good August, hitting .298 with... Read More

1 year ago

Joe Mauer Scores Three Runs On Thursday

Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer had a vintage performance Thursday, going 2-for-4 with a single, a double, a walk, and three runs scored. On a day when the Twins would go on to score 15 runs, it's a bit surprising that Mauer didn't drive any in but he proved productive regardless. The 35-year-old is... Read More

1 year ago

Ervin Santana Bailed Out By Offense, Bullpen Thursday

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ervin Santana allowed seven runs in four innings to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, but he was able to escape with a no-decision thanks to the firepower his offense brought and the lockdown ability his bullpen showed. Santana was battered around for seven hits, and he finished with three walks against... Read More

1 year ago

Giancarlo Stanton Provides The Only Offense In Loss Thursday

New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton drove in his team's only run on Thursday against the Tampa Bay Rays. The rest of the Yankee offense could do nothing against the Rays' legion of pitchers (they used six total in the game), but Stanton went 2-for-4 on the day, including that RBI double in the eighth... Read More

1 year ago

Masahiro Tanaka Fires Six Strong Innings On Thursday

New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka pitched six innings of two-run ball and did enough to help his team stay in the game, but ended up with his fourth loss as the Yankee offense could do nothing against Tampa Bay Rays pitching. In the end, the Yankees just managed one run on seven hits,... Read More

1 year ago


Eddie Rosario Sitting On Thursday

Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario is getting a rare day off on Thursday against the Detroit Tigers. Johnny Field, Ehire Adrianza, and Max Kepler will round out the rest of the outfield in Rosario's stead. The 26-year-old outfielder has been one of the few bright spots in a struggling Twins team. He has 20 home... Read More

1 year ago

Mitch Garver Returns To Lineup Thursday

Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver is back in the lineup on Thursday against the Detroit Tigers. Backup catcher Bobby Wilson will sit. Also sitting is Eddie Rosario with Johnny Field taking his place in the outfield. Ehire Adrianza will get the start at left field with Joe Mauer returning to first base. Tyler Austin will... Read More

1 year ago

Adam Eaton In, Michael Taylor Out On Thursday

Washington Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton is back in the lineup on Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals. Michael Taylor will sit. Matt Wieters will also return behind the plate, while Spencer Kieboom sits the matchup out. The rest of the Nationals lineup remains the same with right-hander Tanner Roark on the mound. The Nationals have... Read More

1 year ago

Nomar Mazara Returns, Willie Calhoun Optioned

Texas Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara (thumb) has been activated from the 10-day disabled list and is in the starting lineup on Thursday. To make room, the Rangers have optioned outfielder Willie Calhoun to Triple-A. Mazara has been one of the more productive players on the Rangers, hitting .272 with 15 home runs and 58 runs... Read More

1 year ago

Brett Phillips, Alcides Escobar Both Out Thursday

Kansas City Royals outfielder Brett Phillips and infielder Alcides Escobar are both out of the lineup on Thursday. Taking their places are Hunter Dozier at third and Whit Merrifield in the outfield. First baseman Ryan O'Hearn returns to first base with Lucas Duda serving as designated hitter. The Royals will be facing Sam Gaviglio and... Read More

1 year ago


David Freese In, Francisco Cervelli Out Thursday

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman David Freese is returning to the lineup on Thursday for the start of a series against the Chicago Cubs. Outfielder Starling Marte will also return after a day off. Catcher Francisco Cervelli will sit, while Elias Diaz gets the start behind the plate. Colin Moran and Adam Frazier are sitting as well, with... Read More

1 year ago

Kevin Newman Promoted, Jordy Mercer To Disabled List

Pittsburgh Pirates infield prospect Kevin Newman has been promoted to the majors on Thursday. Newman's promotion is among a flurry of roster moves the Pirates have made, which included Jordy Mercer (calf) being placed on the 10-day disabled list. They also recalled outfielder Jordan Luplow, optioned catcher Jacob Stallings, and designated right-hander Casey Sadler for... Read More

1 year ago

Charlie Culberson, Tyler Flowers Out Against Rockies Thursday

Atlanta Braves infielder Charlie Culberson and catcher Tyler Flowers are both out on Thursday. Third baseman Johan Camargo will start in Culberson's stead, while Kurt Suzuki assumes his catching duties. The Braves will face a tough test in Jon Gray and the Colorado Rockies. Gray has pitched a lot better since his demotion, and still... Read More

1 year ago

Ronald Acuna In Lineup Thursday

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna is in the lineup and leading off on Thursday against the Colorado Rockies. His presence was in doubt after getting hit in the elbow by Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Urena during Wednesday's game — an event that caused both benches to clear and Urena being tossed. Acuna has been completely... Read More

1 year ago

Tommy Kahnle Recalled, Luis Cessa Optioned

New York Yankees relief pitcher Tommy Kahnle has been recalled and has joined the team on Thursday. The move comes after Luis Cessa — who started against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday — was optioned to Triple-A. Cessa had a poor showing against the Rays in a spot start in place of the injured... Read More

1 year ago


Gleyber Torres Back In Lineup Thursday

New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres returns to the lineup on Thursday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Torres will bat fifth in the lineup after a day off on Wednesday. Torres has been mired in a dreadful slump in August (.122 batting average) and it will be tough to break out on Thursday against... Read More

1 year ago

Kyle Higashioka, Shane Robinson In On Thursday

New York Yankees backup catcher Kyle Higashioka and outfielder Shane Robinson are both in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Austin Romine and Brett Gardner both have the day off. Outfielder Aaron Hicks will lead off for the Yankees, with Robinson and Neil Walker rounding out the rest of the... Read More

1 year ago

Miguel Andujar Keeps Swinging Hot Bat On Wednesday

New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar has been on a tear as of late, and it continued on Wednesday, albeit in a 6-1 loss against the Tampa Bay Rays. Andujar got the Yankees on the board with a solo home run in the second inning, and then doubled to right field in the sixth.... Read More

1 year ago

Justus Sheffield Expected To Receive Call-Up This Season

New York Yankees pitching prospect Justus Sheffield is expected to join the major league team this season, according to general manager Brian Cashman. "You'll see him here pitching for New York -- whether it's as a rotation guy or out of the bullpen at some point, I would expect in 2018," Cashman said to WFAN... Read More

1 year ago

Aaron Judge Undergoes Cortisone Shot, Still Far From Returning

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge (wrist) is still a long way from making it back to the lineup. Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman said that the slugger received a cortisone shot on Wednesday, but also made a grim statement in regards to Judge's outlook: "I doubt he hits the ground running." Originally, the team... Read More

1 year ago


Jose Berrios Has His Second Shortest Outing Of 2018 Wednesday

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios was knocked out of the game before the end of the fourth inning on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He allowed three earned runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out four. August has not been too kind to the 24-year-old; he has a 4.91 ERA in... Read More

1 year ago

Logan Forsythe Collects Three RBI On Wednesday

Minnesota Twins second baseman Logan Forsythe is seemingly enjoying the start of his tenure with his new team. Formerly of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Forsythe has been a force since joining the Twins. He has 15 hits in 41 at-bats with the Twins for a .366 batting average. On Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates he... Read More

1 year ago

Luis Cessa Recalled, George Kontos Designated For Assignment

New York Yankees reliever George Kontos' stint with his original team was short-lived this time around, as the team announced Wednesday that he was being designated for assignment. Taking his place on the roster will be right-hander Luis Cessa. Cessa will start Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. With CC Sabathia (knee) on the... Read More

1 year ago

Tyler Austin, Joe Mauer Back In Lineup On Tuesday

Minnesota Twins outfielder Tyler Austin and first baseman Joe Mauer are both back in the lineup for the start of a series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Austin will serve as designated hitter while the outfield is manned by Eddie Rosario, Max Kepler, and Jake Cave. Mitch Garver will catch for Jake Odorizzi. The Twins aren't... Read More

1 year ago

Aaron Hicks Batting Third Tuesday

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks will bat third in the lineup on Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Hicks has been a jack-of-all-trades in the lineup this season, batting as high as first and as low as seventh/eighth. Shortstop Didi Gregorius will clean up, with the young, hard-hitting trio of third baseman Miguel Andujar,... Read More

1 year ago


Byron Buxton Reinstated From Minor League Disabled List

Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (wrist) has been activated from the minor league disabled list and will rejoin the Rochester Red Wings on Tuesday. The wrist injury had set Buxton back over a month, but he had been making progress during his recent rehab. 2018 has been an utter disappointment for Buxton owners. With a... Read More

1 year ago

Miguel Andujar Hits 18th Home Run In Loss On Monday

New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar provided a punch of offense on Monday, though ultimately it wasn't enough for his team to overcome the New York Mets in an 8-5 loss. In the bottom of the eighth inning with the Yankees trailing 7-3, Andujar hit a two-run bomb to put the Yankees within striking... Read More

1 year ago

CC Sabathia Suffered Knee Injury, Ronald Torreyes Called Up

Updating a previous post, New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (knee) has been placed on the disabled list with inflammation in his right knee. Starter George Kontos was called up to take his place on the roster. The Yankees continued making moves, transferring left-hander Jordan Montgomery (elbow) to the 60-day DL. The optioned first... Read More

1 year ago

CC Sabathia To Disabled List, George Kontos Called Up

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia has been placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday. The Yankees selected the contract of starter George Kontos, who will fill the roster spot left by Sabathia. The move comes as a surprise since Sabathia is coming off an absolute gem of an outing against the Texas Rangers,... Read More

1 year ago

Greg Bird Back In Lineup On Monday

New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird will return to the lineup for Monday's game against the New York Mets. He will bat sixth, while Luke Voit returns to his backup role. Neil Walker will be in right field and bat eighth, while Austin Romine catches and bats ninth. The Yankees will be facing off against... Read More

1 year ago


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