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The New York Mets are showing early interest in Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo given all the injuries to their starting rotation in the first half of the season. The Mets presumably would have interest in other starters, too, including Castillo's teammate Tyler Mahle and Oakland Athletics right-hander Frankie Montas. The word is the Minnesota Twins and San Diego Padres are also in on Castillo, who has another year before free agency. Despite pitching for the lowly Reds, Castillo has been solid for fantasy managers with a 3.71 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP while walking 18 and striking out 49 in 51 innings over nine starts. The 29-year-old got a late start to the season due to a right shoulder injury, but he's healthy now and would be more attractive in fantasy pitching for a contender.
The Cincinnati Reds activated second baseman Donovan Solano (hamstring) from the 60-day injured list on Tuesday. Left-handed pitcher Nick Lodolo (back) was transferred to the 60-day injured list in a corresponding move. Solano has been sidelined all season with a left hamstring injury. He signed with the Reds this past offseason after spending three years with the San Francisco Giants. He will be a reserve infielder for the Reds this year. The 34-year-old has slashed .277/.325/.372 over 606 career MLB games.
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Tommy Pham went deep off of Eric Lauer in Friday's 5-4 loss against the Milwaukee Brewers. He finished the game 1-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Pham is having a solid fantasy season at the dish, slashing .250/.345/.426 with nine home runs, five stolen bases, 38 runs, and 26 RBI across 56 games. His last 15 games have been especially impressive, in which he's hit .310 with a .954 OPS. Fantasy managers can start Pham in most formats and expect him to keep providing some power and speed.
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo is enjoying a productive start to the 2022 season. Castillo has made seven starts for the Reds so far, pitching to a 3.23 ERA and a 3.32 FIP in 39 innings. He's also struck out 37 batters during that span while surrendering just 13 walks and three home runs. Most recently, the veteran allowed six hits, two runs, one earned run, and a walk in six innings against the St. Louis Cardinals. He also struck out three batters in that outing. Next up for the Reds ace is a fantasy-friendly matchup Wednesday with the Arizona Diamondbacks, a team with the fourth-highest strikeout rate in the league.
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tyler Mahle delivered a gem Tuesday night, though he was forced to take a no-decision in the 5-3 extra-inning victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Mahle threw nine innings of shutout ball, giving up just three hits and striking out 12 batters. He's now delivered four consecutive quality starts, bringing his ERA and WHIP for the season to a more respectable 4.46 and 1.23 in 14 starts. He has just a 2-5 record, but he's bound to be traded before the deadline, and a spot in a better team's rotation would seriously improve his potential to earn wins for fantasy managers.