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Phillies fill 40-man roster, claim Diego Castillo from the Yankees

Imagine the day when the Phillies making news by adding a player with a .205/.250/.380 career line in over 280 plate appearances qualified as somewhat major news. Here in the slog that is the week before spring training, it qualifies as exactly that.

The Phillies have claimed INF Diego Castillo off waivers from the New York Yankees. The Phillies’ 40-man roster is at 40.

— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) February 5, 2024

Yessir, we’ve really hit the big time now.

Castillo is known for anything but hitting, having played five defensive positions with the Pirates in 2022 and even getting to pitch a bit for Pittsburgh, getting to face Handsome Dave Robertson.