View Full Version : Ramirez optioned to Class A; Castillo recalled from Triple-A

08-31-2008, 07:39 PM
Right-hander Ramon Ramirez, who pitched seven strong innings Saturday night in his Major League debut, was optioned to Class A Sarasota prior to Sunday afternoon's game.

Reds manager Dusty Baker says the move was more of a formality.

Since Sarasota's season ends Sunday, the Reds can bring Ramirez back when the rosters expand Monday. If he was optioned to Triple-A, the Reds would be required to wait 14 days to recall him unless an injury occurred.

To fill that void, the Reds recalled Wilkin Castillo from Triple-A Louisville.
The versatile Castillo was acquired Aug. 14 as a player to be named later in the deal which sent Adam Dunn to Arizona.
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08-31-2008, 08:01 PM
I wonder if Castillo will get any playing time up here or will he be used strictly as a pinch hitter.

09-01-2008, 11:09 PM
probably, mostly at 3b though