D-backs P Humberto Castellanos to Paternity List, Taylor Widener recalled
Apr 24, 2022, 10:48 AM | Updated: 10:49 am
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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.