Miguel Castro’s Rollercoaster Season Continues

The Toronto Blue Jays have been struck with the early season panic. At 13-15 they sit just a half game out of the AL East cellar. The front office is taking no chances with the early struggle, frantically calling players up from Buffalo and sending others down. Caught in the mix is RHP Miguel Castro.

At camp’s break Brett Cecil was given the Blue Jays closer role out of the bullpen. But, a few poor performances from Cecil pushed him out of that role and thrust 20-year-old rookie Miguel Castro in. During his 12.1 innings as closer Castro earned four saves. He also finished eight of the 13 games he was brought into. But, some recent poor performances have earned Castro a demotion to Buffalo.

During his first 6.1 innings Castro did not allow an earned run and only gave up three hits. But in his last six innings he allowed six earned runs, including two in a May 3 appearance that would end up being his last. Rather than moving Castro to a different, lower pressure Blue Jays’ bullpen role, the team opted to simply let him work out the kinks in Buffalo.

Luckily for Bisons fans, they now get to see a 20-year-old who, if only for a week, tore up Major League batters. Castro can hit the upper 90s with his fastball and should now be a fun watch for the Buffalo faithful.