D-backs P Humberto Castellanos to Paternity List, Taylor Widener recalled

Apr 24, 2022, 10:48 AM | Updated: 10:49 am
Starting pitcher Humberto Castellanos #54 of the Arizona Diamondbacks throws against the Los Angele...
Starting pitcher Humberto Castellanos #54 of the Arizona Diamondbacks throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on September 24, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

The Arizona Diamondbacks placed starting pitcher Humberto Castellanos on the Paternity List and recalled pitcher Taylor Widener from Triple-A Reno, the team announced Sunday morning.

Castellanos started Saturday night against the New York Mets and tossed five innings in a 5-2 win for Arizona. He shut out New York through four innings before surrendering a pair of runs in the fifth.

In two starts this year — both against New York — Castellanos has tossed nine frames and allowed two runs.

Widener takes his spot on the roster after pitching six innings at Triple-A this season.

The 27-year-old — who was the D-backs’ No. 2 prospect on MLB Pipeline entering the 2019 campaign — has thrown 35 games with 13 starts in the majors over the past two years.

Widener owned a 4.35 ERA in 70.1 frames last season when he split time as a starter and reliever.

He finished the year out of the bullpen and found success with a 2.25 ERA over his final eight appearances.

The D-backs have had to do some shuffling with their pitching staff as three relivers are on the Injured List: Sean Poppen, Luke Weaver and J.B. Bukauskas.

Arizona has managed, though, with the 11th-lowest team ERA in MLB at 3.32.

The D-backs take on the Mets Sunday at 1:10 p.m. for a chance to win their first series of the season. Madison Bumgarner will start for Arizona, and you can tune in on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.

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