Monday, July 29, 2013

Former MLB pitcher Frank Castillo drowned in lake


The body of former MLB pitcher Frank Castillo was pulled from a lake near his Arizona home on Monday after apparently drowning.

According to authorities, Castillo was on a pontoon boat on Bartlett Lake with a friend Sunday when he decided jump to jump into the water for a swimming race. When Castillo, who friends say wasn't a good swimmer, did not come up from the water, his friend reportedly called for help. Unfortunately, help never came.

Castillo's body was recovered by divers Monday afternoon. He was 44-years-old.

The native Texan was drafted by the Cubs in the sixth round of the 1987 draft. He would go on to spend seven seasons with the Cubs, three with the Red Sox, and one season each with the Rockies, Marlins, Tigers, and Blue Jays.

The right-hander compiled an 82-104 record in 13 big league seasons before calling it quits from professional baseball in 2005.

Castillo is survived by two daughters.


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