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Yunier Castillo Makes an Important Stride

Yunier Castillo Makes an Important Stride

The story behind a once-promising shortstop's conversion to pitching.

On Monday evening on an unfamiliar mound in Norwich, Connecticut, Yunier Castillo officially charted his path down a trail previously blazed by Jason Motte, David Carpenter and Casey Mulligan, among others – converting from a position player to pitcher. The other three were once at the other end of the battery nightly as catchers, while Castillo's move is more unusual. Until a few weeks ago, he...

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