On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Phillies made a move to bolster their pitching staff by claiming right-hander Max Castillo off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.
As a corresponding move, the Phillies designated outfielder Simon Muzziotti, aged 25, for assignment.
Castillo, aged 24, appeared in seven relief outings for the Kansas City Royals last season, compiling a 0-1 record with a 4.43 ERA across 20 1/3 innings. The Venezuela native made his major league debut with the Toronto Blue Jays in June 2022 before being traded to the Royals in August 2022.
Throughout his career, Castillo has accumulated a 0-3 record with a 5.43 ERA, 47 strikeouts, and 24 walks in 59 2/3 innings pitched over 21 games, including six starts.
Boston had previously claimed Castillo off waivers from Kansas City on January 2nd but designated him for assignment on February 2nd following the acquisition of catcher Tyler Heineman from the New York Mets.