On Friday, the Arizona Diamondbacks added a piece to their bullpen.
According to MLB insider Robert Murray, the D’Backs are in agreement with right-hander Miguel Castro on a one-year, $3.5 million deal.
The 27-year-old has bounced around during his career.
Castro spent four seasons with the Baltimore Orioles before a brief two-year stint with the New York Mets.
In 34 appearances with the New York Yankees, Castro went 5-0 and posted a 4.03 ERA.
Jon Heyman of MLB Network confirmed Murray’s report of the signing.
Miguel Castro agrees to $3.5M deal with Diamondbacks for 2023. Includes incentives and option. @ByRobertMurray 1st
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 2, 2022
D’Backs Ink Castro To One-Year Deal
Arizona could be an interesting team to watch throughout the offseason in terms of free agency and trades.
Castro may be a bargain move, but could be a key factor in the team’s bullpen.
The right-hander’s new contract features an option for a second year and incentives.
The D’Backs finished in fourth place in the National League West division in 2022, 37 games back of the 111-win Los Angeles Dodgers at 74-88.
But with a few big acquisitions, Arizona could put themselves in a position to potentially make some noise in the NL West in 2023.
The signing of Castro helps strengthen the team’s bullpen and gives them another quality arm in addition to All-Star reliever Joe Mantiply.