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Former MLB Pitcher Frank Castillo Drowns In Arizona Lake

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former mlb pitcher frank castillo drowns in arizona lake

This is terribly sad news for the world of baseball.

Former MLB pitcher Frank Castillo passed away this weekend after he drowned during a boating trip in Phoenix, Arizona.

Frank and one of his friends decided to spend their sunday afternoon at Bartlett Lake, but when he decided to jump in the water for a swim, he never resurfaced. Local authorities recovered his body the next day.

Castillo's family released a statement on the sad news, saying:

"Frank was a wonderful son, terrific brother, and an extraordinary father to his two beautiful girls. Everyone who knew Frank loved Frank. We are devastated by this loss."

Throughout his 13-year career, he played for 6 different teams including the Chicago Cubs, the Florida Marlins, and won a World Series ring with the Boston Red Sox in 2004.

Frank was only 44 years-old at the time of his death.

We send all of our thoughts and support to his family and loved ones at this incredibly difficult time.

[Image via Jim Rogash/AP Images.]

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3 comments to “Former MLB Pitcher Frank Castillo Drowns In Arizona Lake”

  1. karla81 says – reply to this


    1

    really tragic, you can see pictures and info on his personal life here



  2. 2

    Are you sure this didn't happen in Tucson AZ?
    We had a similar case here but he slipped and hit a rock before drowning

  3. Gina says – reply to this


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    Thanks for remembering him Perez and reporting on this. The accident was reported correctly and was in Scottsdale AZ.