Castro Heading To DL After Leaving Thursday's Game

First baseman leads the team in average and hits through the early portion of 2017

(Tim Holle)

By Florida Fire Frogs | May 12, 2017 4:09 PM

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (May 12, 2017) - The Atlanta Braves have announced the following roster moves that affect the Florida Fire Frogs roster prior to Friday's 6:30 p.m. matchup against the Lakeland Flying Tigers:

Summary:

Moss, 23, appeared in two games for Florida and picked up one hit. The product of Texas A&M began 2017 with Danville. The outfielder hit .271 with one home run and 19 RBI between Carolina and Danville in 2016.

Castro, 22, was leading the team, and fourth in the Florida State League, with a .345 average heading into Friday, but was removed from Thursday's contest after being hit by a pitch in the seventh inning. The first baseman had a three-homer performance on Wednesday afternoon against the Daytona Tortugas.

Florida's roster sits at 13 pitchers and 12 position players.

Florida goes for the series victory in game two of three-game set against the Lakeland Flying Tigers on Friday night at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. RHP Touki Toussaint (1-3, 8.28) takes the mound for the Fire Frogs in the middle game, while 2015 first-round draft pick RHP Beau Burrows (3-1, 1.16) toes the rubber for the Flying Tigers. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m., with coverage starting at 6:15 a.m. on the Florida Fire Frogs Broadcasting Network.

The Florida Fire Frogs return to Osceola County Stadium on Monday, May 15 to take on the Tampa Yankees. The first game of the four-game series is Margarita Monday in Kissimmee, where fans can enjoy $3 margaritas and $2 empanadas. The series opener will also be Service Industry Night, where members of the service industry can purchase tickets at the gate for a discounted rate.

About the Florida Fire Frogs

The Florida Fire Frogs are the Advanced-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves and compete in the Florida State League. The Fire Frogs play their home games at Osceola County Stadium, located at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. For more information, please visit www.FloridaFireFrogs.com, and follow the team on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.

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