July 30, 2013

Ex-Sox pitcher drowns in Arizona

Frank Castillo played for six teams over 13 major league seasons, compiling an 82-104 record.

The Associated Press

PHOENIX — Authorities have recovered the body of former major league pitcher Frank Castillo after he apparently drowned at a lake northeast of Phoenix.

Maricopa County sheriff's officials say divers pulled the 44-year-old's body out of Bartlett Lake on Monday afternoon.

Family members and friends said Castillo wasn't a good swimmer, but he jumped off a pontoon boat Sunday for a swim and didn't resurface. Divers searched for hours before suspending the search until Monday.

Castillo had an 82-104 record in 13 major league seasons.

He pitched for the Chicago Cubs, Colorado, Detroit, Toronto, Boston and Florida from 1991 to 2005 before retiring to Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Red Sox held a moment of silence for Castillo before Monday's game against Tampa Bay. With Boston between 2001 and 2004, he posted a 16-24 record.

 

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