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On anniversary of trade to Orioles, Miguel Castro reflects on year that made him bullpen fixture

On anniversary of trade to Orioles, Miguel Castro reflects on year that made him bullpen fixture

A year ago Saturday, amid a flurry of early-season pitching moves where the Orioles lost Parker Bridwell and shuffled the back end of their roster, executive vice president Dan Duquette acquired right-hander Miguel Castro from the Colorado Rockies.

It was a move that provided one of the few pitching bright spots for the club in 2017, with the 23-year-old flamethrower taking over the team's long-relief role and becoming one of their most valuable pitchers with a 3.53 ERA. That went so well that they tried to make him a starter in spring training, and though both his own performance and other circumstances pushed him back to the bullpen, he's been as useful as ever this year as a...

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