Former Detroit Tigers relief pitcher traded to Cleveland Guardians for Bradley Zimmer
Former Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Anthony Castro will be back in the AL Central this season. The right-handed pitcher from Venezuela was traded from the Toronto Blue Jays to the Cleveland Guardians in exchange for Bradley Zimmer, who was the No. In 25 games with the Blue Jays last season, Castro posted a 4.74 ERA with 32 strikeouts and eight walks in 24 and two-thirds innings of work. He made his MLB debut with the Tigers on July 27, 2020, where he appeared in just one game. In 2019, Castro earned a full-time role in the Erie SeaWolves bullpen before eventually moving into a starting pitcher role.mlive.com
Indians homer in 19th straight; beat Sox 11-5
Franmil Reyes homered over the Green Monster to spark a three-run third inning _ Cleveland’s franchise-record tying 19th straight game with a home run _ and the Indians salvaged the finale of the series with an 11-5 victory over the COVID-impacted Boston Red Sox.
Tigers lose lead and series in disappointing finale vs. Indians
CLEVELAND -- The Detroit Tigers lost a lead and missed a chance to make up ground in the American League Central. Bradley Zimmer hit a two-run home run to break a seventh inning tie as the Cleveland Indians beat the Tigers 7-5 Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field. The Indians (54-55) took two of the three from the Tigers (54-60) in the weekend series. pic.twitter.com/9S6oouazN4 — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) August 8, 2021A few minutes later, Hill was back on defense and came within inches of robbing Owen Miller of a home run. The Tigers added a couple more in the third when Indians starter Zach Plesac issued another uncharacteristic walk and the Tigers took advantage of a fielding error.mlive.com