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Former Blue Jays currently featured on the AL/NL Championship Series rosters

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 19: Josh Donaldson #28 of the New York Yankees runs to first after getting hit by a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning during their MLB game at the Rogers Centre on June 19, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 19: Josh Donaldson #28 of the New York Yankees runs to first after getting hit by a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning during their MLB game at the Rogers Centre on June 19, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images) /
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HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 19: Miguel Castro #30 of the New York Yankees pitches during the eighth inning against the Houston Astros in game one of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 19, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

Miguel Castro – RHP

A product of the Dominican Republic, right-hander Miguel Castro spent parts of four seasons within the Blue Jays organization early in his career, making his MLB debut with Toronto in 2015 when he cracked the Opening Day roster.

He spent a month with the Blue Jays, pitching to a 4.38 ERA with four saves through 12.1 innings, before being demoted to AAA. Later that year, Castro would be included in the Troy Tulowitzki trade package to the Colorado Rockies and would finish the season at the big league level.

Former Blue Jays featured on all four Championship Series teams during 2022 playoffs.

He spent another year with the Rockies before being moved to the Baltimore Orioles, where he would spend the next 3.5 seasons facing his former team before being dealt at the 2020 trade deadline to the New York Mets.

Early into the 2022 campaign, the Yankees made a rare cross-town trade and acquired the reliever from the Mets. While a shoulder strain had him on the IL for more than two months, Castro still appeared in 34 games for the Yanks, pitching to a 4.03 ERA through 29.0 innings while earning a 9.6 K/9.

This postseason, Castro did not pitch in the ALDS against Cleveland but has made one appearance so far against Houston, pitching a clean inning in the eighth in game #1.

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