Mariners, Luis Castillo agree to contract extension

Luis Castillo
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SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners’ big midseason acquisitions will stay with the team for the next few years.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports right-handed pitcher Luis Castillo has signed a five-year, $108 million deal to stay with the M’s. Castillo has an option to stay with the Mariners in 2028. The option would bump his contract up to $133 million.

Passan also notes if Castillo has UCL surgery to repair his right elbow between 2025-2027 and the surgery keeps him out for 130 or more days, the Mariners will get a $5 million option in 2028.

The All-Star was traded from the Reds this season in exchange for top prospect Noelvi Marte, infielder Edwin Arroyo and right-handed pitchers Levi Stoudt and Andrew Moore.

In 54 innings, Castillo has a 2.83 ERA with 64 strikeouts and walking 13 batters. Castillo has a WHIP of 1.093.

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