Former Saltdogs RHP Angel Castro (2010) made his Major League Baseball debut May 9, pitching in relief for Oakland.
The 32-year old from Pimentel, Domincan Republic tossed 2/3 of an inning scoreless in the Athletics’ loss to Seattle.
Castro pitched for the Saltdogs during the 2010 season, going 3-3 with a 3.16 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 31 1/3 innings.
He becomes the second Lincoln alum (Chris Jakubauskas, 2006) to reach “The Show.” Castro also pitched on the record-setting Dominican Republic team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
The right-hander appeared in 196 minor league games over nine seasons before his first MLB appearance for Oakland.
Castro is the 18th American Association alumnus to reach the big leagues overall, and one of eight alumni currently on big-league rosters, per the American Association website.