Having been injured a decade ago, Wilkin Castillo never gave up his baseball career – and his confidence finally paid off Saturday's double in the seventh inning in Philadelphia to give his club a 5-3 win over the Phillies respectively.
The hit and the RBIs were Castillo's first since the 2009 season when he reportedly played for the Cincinnati Reds.
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"Thank God," said Castillo after the Associated Press game. "Thanks to the Marlins for giving me the opportunity to play in the top league."
Ten years ago, Dominican-born Castillo suffered a labrum tear on his right shoulder. After recovering, he fought for a place in an MLB squad and ended up in the minor leagues.
But on Friday, the Marlins finally promoted Castillo from their Triple A squad to the majors.
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"It's something indescribable," Castillo said about his rise back to the big time. It is a lot of effort. Just to be outside, to play for so many years Winterball, Dominican League, Mexican League and Under-league – 10 years – and then just to be up here and see things.
Now the Marlins can use the help. Despite the Saturday's win, the team sits in the basement of the National League East, 15 games behind the division's leading Atlanta Braves.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.