Phillies Claim Max Castillo, DFA Simon Muzziotti
Briefly

The Philadelphia Phillies are adding rotation depth with the acquisition of Max Castillo off waivers from the Boston Red Sox. Castillo has pitched in the majors for the Blue Jays and Royals, posting a 5.43 ERA in 59 2/3 innings. While not a power arm, Castillo has above-average command and an above-average changeup.
Castillo, 24, will provide the Phillies with some optionable rotation depth.
The Phillies have been focusing on building rotation depth beyond their top five starters. The acquisition of Castillo addresses this need. The team has struggled to attract veterans on minor league deals due to limited opportunities in the Philadelphia rotation. The addition of Castillo, along with left-hander Kolby Allard, allows for increased flexibility at the back of the rotation.
The Phillies' rotation depth beyond their top five starters has been an area of focus since the team re-signed.
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