Body of Frank Castillo, former major league pitcher, recovered from lake


Frank Castillo, pitching for the Boston Red Sox in 2001. (Andrees Latif / Reuters)

A dive team in Arizona recovered the body of Frank Castillo, a former major league pitcher, Monday in Maricopa County.

Castillo, who drowned Sunday at the age of 44, spent most of his 13-year career with the Chicago Cubs. Castillo was boating with family and friends on Bartlett Lake, about 60 miles from Phoenix, when Castillo decided to go swimming. A poor swimmer, according to his family, he didn’t surface and a 911 call was placed. A dive team from the sheriff’s office began a search that was suspended because of darkness Sunday and resumed Monday.

Over his major-league career, Castillo went 82-104 with a 4.56 ERA for the Cubs, Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox and Miami Marlins. He last pitched in the majors in the 2005 season.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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