Tony Castillo (catcher)

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Tony Castillo
Catcher
Born: (1957-06-14) June 14, 1957 (age 63)
San Jose, California
Batted: RightThrew: Right
MLB debut
September 22, 1978, for the San Diego Padres
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1978, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
At bats 8
Hits 1
Runs batted in 1
Teams

Anthony Castillo Beltran (born June 14, 1957 in San Jose, California) is a retired American professional baseball player, a former catcher who played in five Major League games for the San Diego Padres during the 1978 season. He threw and batted right-handed, stood 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) tall and weighed 190 pounds (86 kg).

Career

Drafted in the third round from James Lick High School in San Jose by the Padres in the 1975 Major League Baseball draft, Castillo was recalled from the Double-A Amarillo Gold Sox after the 1978 minor league season, Castillo started three games at catcher for the Padres among his five MLB games. On September 29, he started against the Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego's Jack Murphy Stadium and collected his only MLB hit, an RBI single off Burt Hooton, to score eventual Hall of Famer Dave Winfield. His one hit in eight at bats earned Castillo a .125 lifetime batting average.

Castillo returned to the minors for good in 1979 and played six seasons at the Triple-A level before retiring.


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