Triple-A prospect Castro named to PCL All-Star team

MILWAUKEE -- Memphis Redbirds right-hander Angel Castro was named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star roster, replacing Jimmy Nelson of the Nashville Sounds.

Castro, signed as a free agent in December, is 7-5 with a 3.38 ERA in 18 games with Memphis, including 14 starts. It is the first time in his nine-year professional career that the 31-year-old Castro has made an All-Star team.

He was 8-5 with a 3.48 ERA last season with Albuquerque, the Dodgers Triple-A farm team. Castro has not pitched in a Major League game.

Ironically, Nelson was called up by the Brewers and will start Saturday against the Cardinals.

Jim Hoehm is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.