Jose Castillo Proved His Mettle At World Baseball Classic

Jose Castillo (Photo by Getty Images)

PEORIA, Ariz.—Lefthander Jose Castillo made seven appearances last summer in the high Class A California League, which represented the apex of the 21-year-old Venezuelan's pro career prior to March.

That didn't prevent Venezuela manager Omar Vizquel from putting Castillo to the test in the World Baseball Classic.

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