Body of former Red Sox pitcher Castillo recovered from Arizona lake
Authorities recovered the body of former Red Sox pitcher Frank Castillo after he apparently drowned at a lake northeast of Phoenix. Castillo pitched for Boston in 2001, ’02 and ’04.
Maricopa County sheriff’s officials said divers pulled the 44-year-old’s body out of Bartlett Lake yesterday afternoon.
Family members and friends said Castillo wasn’t a good swimmer, but he jumped off a pontoon boat Sunday afternoon for a swim and didn’t resurface.
Divers searched for several hours before suspending the search until yesterday.
Castillo had an 82-104 record in 13 major league seasons. He also pitched for the Chicago Cubs, Colorado, Detroit, Toronto and Florida from 1991 to 2005 before retiring and lived in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale.
The Red Sox held a moment of silence for Castillo before last night’s game against Tampa Bay.