Cincinnati Reds: 3 potential landing spots for Luis Castillo

Jun 29, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo (58) tosses sunflower seeds in the dugout during the sixth inning of their game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 29, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo (58) tosses sunflower seeds in the dugout during the sixth inning of their game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports /
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Minnesota Twins

The Cincinnati Reds already sent one pitcher to the Twins when they traded Sonny Gray to the Twins. Why not another deal?

Despite the White Sox unexpected implosion and the weakness of the Tigers and Royals, the Twins are not exactly running away with the Central. The Guardians are hanging tough and had even taken command of the division briefly before falling back.

The Twins could certainly use another upgrade in the rotation. Dylan Bundy has been a disappointment. Chris Archer has disappointed and is on the Injured List. Bailey Ober and Chris Paddack are also on the IL, with Paddack lost for the season. All told, ten different pitchers have made a start for the Twins with differing degrees of success.

Castillo would give Minnesota something they desperately need – a top of the rotation arm that can potentially make an impact in the postseason. Joe Ryan may have a solid future ahead of him, as does Josh Winder, but neither are ready to be the Twins’ ace yet. If they are going to end their 18 game postseason losing streak, they will need to have someone that can be a stopper.

The Minnesota Twins have a few holes on the roster but their lack of an ace could be their biggest issue. It is time to place a call to the Cincinnati Reds for Luis Castillo.