In an unusual move, the Miami Marlins and San Diego Padres are swapping players they traded to each other just a few days ago. Colin Rea is heading back to the Padres after getting injured in his first start.
Rea and Castillo were part of the seven-player deal that sent Andrew Cashner to the Padres Friday. Rea left his first start with the Marlins after just four innings because of elbow soreness. The Marlins were reportedly very upset, and felt they'd landed damaged goods in the trade.
Rea was the No. 4 prospect for the Padres entering this year. He was 5-5 with a 4.98 ERA before the trade. He was essentially a half-game rental for the Marlins.
Castillo made the jump to No. 6 in the thin Marlins organization according to Baseball America’s mid-season prospect update. The 23-year-old has a power arm and might end up as a quality set-up man instead of a starter.Back to the Miami Marlins Newsfeed