Sent to San Diego Castro was acquired by the Padres from the Angels on Sunday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Impact The writing was on the wall when Castro was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup, and discussions apparently progressed quickly from there. The trade return remains unclear, but it will need to be a player or players in the Padres' 60-player pool, a player to be named later or cash considerations. Castro has a .708 OPS in 18 games and should operate as the Friars' primary backstop once he officially joins the team.
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