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Blue Jays select contract of former Fisher Cat Max Castillo

Castillo set to be seventh former Fisher Cat to make MLB debut this year
June 19, 2022

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Toronto Blue Jays announced Sunday that they have selected the contract of former New Hampshire Fisher Cats right-handed pitcher Max Castillo. Castillo will be active for the series finale Sunday against the New York Yankees at Rogers Centre. Castillo recorded 14 wins in 27 games, 26

Max Castillo promoted to Triple-A Buffalo

Castillo won 14 games for Fisher Cats over past two seasons
May 15, 2022

Manchester, N.H. – The Toronto Blue Jays announced Sunday that right-handed pitcher Max Castillo has been promoted from the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. Castillo recorded 14 wins in 27 games, 26 starts, with the Fisher Cats over the past two seasons. He led all Double-A

Fisher Cats falter late, Binghamton wins

New Hampshire scores three in the ninth, comes up short
May 14, 2022

Manchester, N.H. – The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (14-17) lost on the Saturday night, 9-4, to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (New York Mets, 11-20). The Fisher Cats had won the previous two matchups this week. New Hampshire starter Max Castillo threw 5.0 innings and allowed just three hits and one

Dominant Castillo, Back-to-Back Homers Lift Fisher Cats to Win

New Hampshire edges out Reading in one-run game
April 29, 2022

Manchester, N.H. – The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (10-9) bounced back after two straight losses to beat the Reading Fightin Phils (Philadelphia Phillies, 6-13) by a score of 2-1. Starter Max Castillo (W, 3-0) tossed his longest outing of the season, and Will Robertson and Ryan Gold hit back-to-back home

Max Castillo Named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week

Righty allowed just one hit in nine scoreless innings last homestand
April 18, 2022

Manchester, N.H. – Right-handed pitcher Max Castillo of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, was named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week. The 22-year-old had two scoreless starts against the Hartford Yard Goats at Delta Dental Stadium and allowed just one hit. Castillo

Fisher Cats Split Doubleheader to Win Series

Castillo allows just one hit in Game 2 victory
April 17, 2022

Manchester, N.H. – The Fisher Cats hit a pair of home runs, and Max Castillo tossed five innings of one-hit ball in a 3-0 win and a split of Sunday’s doubleheader with the Hartford (Double-A Colorado Rockies). The Yard Goats won the opener 4-1. Game 1- Three Hartford home runs

Big Bats, No-Hit Starter Power Fisher Cats Win

Orelvis Martinez, Sebastian Espino each tally three hits in home opener
April 13, 2022

Manchester, New Hampshire – The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (3-1) blasted three home runs and tallied 10 total hits in their home opener on Tuesday en route to an 11-4 win over the Hartford Yard Goats (Colorado Rockies, 2-2). Orelvis Martinez and Sebastian Espino each went 3-4 at the plate,

Six former Lugnuts head to Hohokam, and more spring training Nuts news

March 14, 2022

See that photo? That's Christian Lopes, who played with Bryce Harper while growing up, was drafted out of high school by the Blue Jays in 2011, and played 129 games with the Lugnuts in 2013. Nine years later, Lopes has Triple-A experience in Toronto's, Texas's and Arizona's organizations, and just

Nuts drop Game 1 in 10 innings, 4-3

September 6, 2018

LANSING, Mich. - Taylor Walls scored from second base on a Ronaldo Hernandez two-out infield single, and the Bowling Green Hot Rods outlasted the Lansing Lugnuts in 10 innings, 4-3, in Game 1 of the Eastern Division Semifinals on Wednesday night at Cooley Law School Stadium.The game was played in a

Nuts close regular-season home schedule with 3-2 10-inning loss

September 1, 2018

LANSING, Mich. - Hunter Feduccia singled in Deacon Liput in the top of the 10th inning, and the Great Lakes Loons (35-32, 59-76) averted a three-game sweep with a 3-2 victory over the Lansing Lugnuts (37-30, 80-57) on Friday night at Cooley Law School Stadium.The Lugnuts finished their 2018 home slate

Lugs fall just short in Dayton, 4-3

Grudzielanek hits inside-the-park home run in defeat
August 25, 2018

DAYTON, OH - The Lansing Lugnuts (33-29, 76-56) closed to within one run with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth before falling, 4-3, to the Dayton Dragons (25-37, 56-74) on Saturday night at Fifth Third Field.The result halted Dayton's six-game losing streak against the Lugnuts. The Nuts own

Down early, Nuts rock Fort Wayne's world

August 20, 2018

LANSING, Mich. - Trailing 4-1 early against MLB Pipeline's top rated left-handed pitching prospect, MacKenzie Gore, the Lansing Lugnuts (32-25, 75-52) used homers and sacrifice flies to score four unanswered runs for a 5-4 win over the Fort Wayne TinCaps (27-28, 59-65) on Monday afternoon at Cooley Law School Stadium.The Lugnuts

Pruitt opens with a bang, but Whitecaps overcome Lugnuts

August 15, 2018

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. - Reggie Pruitt homered on the first pitch of the game and the Lansing Lugnuts (29-23, 72-50) built leads of 4-0, 5-1 and 6-4, only to see the West Michigan Whitecaps (25-26, 61-60) score three runs in the eighth for a 7-6 victory on Wednesday night at Fifth

Lugs' rout finishes home sweep of Dayton

August 10, 2018

LANSING, Mich. - Chavez Young homered and drove in four runs, and the Lansing Lugnuts (27-20, 70-47) completed a remarkable home sweep of the Dayton Dragons (20-27, 51-64) with an 11-4 romp in front of 8,770 on Friday night at Cooley Law School Stadium.The Lugnuts went 11-0 at home against the

Nuts deep-six Dragons, 8-3

July 30, 2018

DAYTON, OH - On the sixth day of their road trip, the Lansing Lugnuts (18-19, 61-46) plated six runs in the sixth inning to support six scoreless innings from Maximo Castillo , dispatching the Dayton Dragons (18-19, 49-56), 8-3, on Monday night at Fifth Third Field.The Lugnuts have won four of

Obeso forces extras, but Cubs walk off

July 25, 2018

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Norberto Obeso lined a game-tying RBI double in the ninth to force extra innings, but Christian Donahue's RBI single in the 11th sent the South Bend Cubs (17-15, 50-51) past the Lansing Lugnuts (14-18, 57-45), 5-4, on Wednesday night at Four Winds Field.In the bottom of the

Five-run 7th helps 'Caps overtake Nuts, 8-4

July 3, 2018

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. - The West Michigan Whitecaps (6-7, 42-41) scored five runs in the seventh inning to win a seesaw contest, 8-4, over the Lansing Lugnuts (10-3, 53-30) on Tuesday night at Fifth Third Ballpark.Jesus Navarro homered in the fifth and Owen Spiwak lined a two-run single in the

Lugnuts stay hot, continue Loons' skid

10:20 PM EDT

MIDLAND, Mich. - The Lansing Lugnuts entered Thursday night's series opener at Great Lakes winners of nine of their last ten games. The Loons entered having lost a franchise record 11 consecutive games.Both streaks, one up and one down, continued: All-Star Maximo Castillo posted his third consecutive scoreless start and

Maximum Maximo and HR binge lift Lugs

June 24, 2018

LANSING, Mich. - Maximo Castillo tossed six scoreless innings and Chavez Young , Brock Lundquist and Ryan Noda homered, helping the Lansing Lugnuts (3-0, 46-27) stave off the Great Lakes Loons (0-3, 24-47), 10-6, before a Saturday night crowd of 8,642 at Cooley Law School Stadium.AUDIO: Young, Lundquist and Noda's

Thrilling 10th-inning walkoff ends Midwest League All-Star Game

June 19, 2018

LANSING, Mich. - With two outs in the bottom of the 10th, the Dayton Dragons' Montrell Marshall lined a game-winning RBI single into right-center, giving the Eastern Division All-Stars a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Western Division before a crowd of 9,396 in the 54th annual Midwest League All-Star Game

Home Sweet Home

Vicuña notches four hits in 6-4 Nuts homecoming
June 15, 2018

LANSING, Mich. - Coming off 14 days on the road, the Lansing Lugnuts (41-27) were glad to be back at Cooley Law School Stadium, treating a crowd of 8,104 to a 6-4 victory over the South Bend Cubs (34-33) on Friday night at Cooley Law School Stadium.The night was a showcase for

Lugnuts' Young, Vicuña, Buffo and Castillo named MWL All-Stars

June 6, 2018

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The Midwest League's Eastern Division All-Star Team will feature the Lansing Lugnuts' Chavez Young starting in the outfield, Kevin Vicuña starting at second base, and Maverik Buffo and Maximo Castillo among the pitching corps for the 54th annual Midwest League All-Star Game presented by LAFCU at

Noda launches Lugs past Captains, 3-2

May 30, 2018

LANSING, Mich. - Ryan Noda 's first home run of the year was a tape-measure, two-run, go-ahead homer in the bottom of the eighth inning, lifting the Lansing Lugnuts (34-19) past the Lake County Captains (21-32), 3-2, in a Wednesday matinee at Cooley Law School Stadium.The Lugnuts improved to 4-2

Lugnuts battle back late to top TinCaps

May 25, 2018

LANSING, Mich. - Kevin Vicuña lined a game-tying RBI double and scored the go-ahead run on a Samad Taylor triple in a pivotal seventh inning, sending the Lansing Lugnuts (31-17) past the Fort Wayne TinCaps (21-26), 5-4, on Friday evening at Cooley Law School Stadium, opening a seven-game homestand.The Lugnuts have

Lugs belt three more HRs, but can't overcome Bandits

May 4, 2018

LANSING, Mich. - The Quad Cities River Bandits (14-12) built an early seven-run lead and then held on for dear life, closing out the Lansing Lugnuts (18-10), 8-7, before a season-high crowd of 8,556 at Cooley Law School Stadium on Friday night.The game featured a combined eight doubles and five