The Seattle Mariners made a splash when they acquired right-hander Luis Castillo from the Cincinnati Reds.

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Seattle Mariners made their move as the organization hopes to reach the postseason for the first time since 2001.

On Friday night, the Mariners traded for Cincinnati Reds pitcher Luis Castillosending four minor league players to Cincinnati as part of the deal.

Manager Scott Serve of the Seattle Mariners before the second game of the doubleheader against the Washington Nationals at the National Park on July 13, 2022 in Washington, DC.

Manager Scott Serve of the Seattle Mariners before the second game of the doubleheader against the Washington Nationals at the National Park on July 13, 2022 in Washington, DC.
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Castillo was widely regarded as the best pitcher in the trading market, posting a 2.86 ERA in 85.0 innings, batting 90 and passing 28 in 14 starts.

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“He’s one of the best pitchers in the game,” Mariners manager Scott Serve said, according to MLB.com. “Really established himself as a dominant starter in the National League. We have a couple of his former teammates. They know him very well and speak very highly of his things, his competitiveness.”

Luis Castillo of the Cincinnati Reds serves the ball during a game against the Miami Marlins at Great American Ball Park on July 27, 2022 in Cincinnati.  Cincinnati defeated Miami 5-3.

Luis Castillo of the Cincinnati Reds serves the ball during a game against the Miami Marlins at Great American Ball Park on July 27, 2022 in Cincinnati. Cincinnati defeated Miami 5-3.
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Seattle last made the playoffs in 2001 after the Mariners won a record 116 MLB games during the regular season. Last year, Seattle won 90 gamesmissing out on the wildcard seat by just two games.

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The Mariners are 54-47, 12 games behind the Houston Astros in the American League West. But Seattle has ½ game advantage over the Tampa Bay Rays for last place in the wilds, and the Mariners are hoping adding Castillo to the rotation will be enough to get them through October.

Luis Castillo of the Cincinnati Reds serves the ball during a game against the Miami Marlins at Great American Ball Park on July 27, 2022 in Cincinnati.

Luis Castillo of the Cincinnati Reds serves the ball during a game against the Miami Marlins at Great American Ball Park on July 27, 2022 in Cincinnati.
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“We see Luis Castillo as a high scorer who is currently at the top of his game,” said Jerry Dipoto, president of the Seattle Mariners baseball team. “Our goal remains to play in the postseason, now and in the coming years. We think the addition of Louis is a big step in that direction.”

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Castillo was selected to play in the second All-Star Game in July.

“This year we have a chance to do something really big here,” said Servais. “You have to go out and take risks from time to time. If you end up wanting a reward, take a little risk and that’s what we’ve got.”