Here's What the Red Sox Could Offer in a Luis Castillo Trade
As the 2022 MLB season resumes, the Boston Red Sox are set to continue their battle for an American League playoff spot. They currently trail the Toronto Blue Jays by two games for the final wild card position, proving that improvements must be made to reach the postseason.
The Red Sox are expected to be active ahead of August's trade deadline and one potential trade target is Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo. Now, MLB insider C. Trent Rosecrans is reporting on what it could take for Boston to land the All-Star hurler.
Red Sox Trade Rumors
Rosecrans spoke with Red Sox insider Chad Jennings about what Boston could give up to land Castillo. Jennings said that a potential deal would send prospects Jay Groome, Triston Casas and Chris Murphy heading over to Cincinnati.
Groome is a left-handed starter who ranked as the MLB's No. 41 prospect back in 2017. He's split his time this season between Double- and Triple-A, going 4-4 in 17 games (15 starts) with a 3.27 ERA with 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings pitched.
Murphy is also a fellow southpaw starter, having been a sixth-round pick back in 2019. The 24-year-old has also spent the current campaign at the same minor league levels as Groome, amassing a 6-5 record, 2.53 ERA and 0.983 WHIP in 19 appearances (17 starts).
Jennings did say that the Red Sox might be hesitant to give up Casas in a deal. He's seen as a top-20 prospect in baseball today and has six home runs, 22 RBIs and a .248/.359/.457 slash line in 36 games with Triple-A Worcester.
Castillo is one of the top available starting pitchers this year, so the Red Sox may have to pay a large price to land him. It'll be worth it, though, if he's the missing piece that can help Boston on a potential World Series run this year.
Red Sox World Series Odds
Boston currently sits at +5000 (T-No. 14) to win this season's World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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