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Trade Deadline Rumors Officially Link Padres to All-Star Starting Pitcher

Devon Platana
The latest MLB trade deadline rumors officially link the San Diego Padres to former All-Star starting pitcher Luis Castillo.
The latest MLB trade deadline rumors officially link the San Diego Padres to former All-Star starting pitcher Luis Castillo. / Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
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The San Diego Padres have been one of the best National League teams this season, trailing the Los Angeles Dodgers by just one game for the NL West lead. Although the Padres' starting pitchers have been a strength this season, the latest MLB trade deadline rumors have them possibly bolstering their rotation.

Jon Heyman of the New York Post links the Padres to Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo. The 29-year-old hurler has one year of team control left on his deal before becoming a free agent in 2024.

Padres Trade Rumors

Castillo's 2-4 record in nine starts this year isn't that bad given the team he's played for. The veteran has pitched to a 3.37 ERA and a 1.137 WHIP, averaging 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings pitched.

The former MLB All-Star has never had a chance to sniff the World Series, but playing for the Padres would give him a great opportunity. He could potentially join a rotation that already includes the likes of Yu Darvish, Sean Manaea and 2022 NL Cy Young contender Joe Musgrove.

Padres World Series Odds

A rumored Castillo acquisition would also have some positive effects on San Diego's championship aspirations. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Padres available at +1300 (T-No. 6) to win the 2022 World Series, but one has to imagine that those odds would further improve if the veteran pitcher is brought in.

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