Phillies claim Diego Castillo
The Phillies have acquired infielder Diego Castillo through waivers from the New York Yankees, as announced on Monday by Phillies President of Baseball Operations David Dombrowski. 
 
Castillo, 26, was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Jan. 29. During the previous season, he played in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization and made a solitary appearance in the major leagues on July 31 against the San Francisco Giants. 
 
The majority of his 2023 season was spent with triple-A Reno, where he showcased an impressive performance, batting .313/.431/.410 (.840 OPS) with 33 doubles, one triple, three home runs, 72 RBI, and 97 walks. Defensively, Castillo exhibited versatility by playing at four different positions, including left field, second base, shortstop, and third base. 
 
 A native of Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Castillo's major league experience includes 96 appearances with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2022, where he batted .206/.251/.382, accumulating 54 hits in 262 at-bats with 13 doubles, 11 home runs, 29 RBI, 14 walks, and 28 runs scored. 
 
Originally signed by the Yankees as an amateur free agent in 2014, Castillo has had a notable minor league career, boasting a slash line of .276/.346/.373 (.719 OPS) with 421 runs scored, 134 doubles, 16 triples, 33 home runs, 313 RBI, and 279 walks in 716 games across the Yankees, Pirates, and Diamondbacks organizations. 
 
Following this transaction, the Phillies' 40-man roster now stands at 40.

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