Right-hander Castillo not tendered contract

ARLINGTON -- The Texas Rangers announced this evening that the club will not tender a contract offer to right-handed pitcher Fabio Castillo before tonight’s 11:00 p.m. CT deadline.  The team has tendered contract offers to all other players on the roster.

Castillo, 22, went 3-6 with 9 saves and a 6.36 ERA (37 ER/52.1 IP) in 42 relief appearances with Frisco (AA) last season.  He was added to the 40-man roster in November 2010 as protection from the Rule 5 Draft.  Castillo was originally signed by Texas as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 2005.

With this transaction, the Rangers now have 36 players on the club’s 40-man roster.