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DEATHS: Authorities have recovered the body of former major league pitcher Frank Castillo after he apparently drowned at a lake northeast of Phoenix. Castillo had an 82-104 record in 13 major league seasons.

Also, George “Boomer” Scott, a three-time All-Star first baseman during the 1960s and 1970s has died. He was 69. Scott spent most of his 14-year career with the Boston Red Sox and Milwaukee Brewers.

PIRATES: Closer Jason Grilli has no intention of sitting out the Pirates’ bid for their first postseason in more than two decades.

Grilli remains out with a strained tendon in his right (throwing) arm, but said Monday “I’m going to be ready before the season’s out, you can mark my word on that.”

The 36-year-old made his first All-Star team this month and has converted 30 of 31 save opportunities.

ASTROS: Will recall right-hander Chia-Jen Lo from Double-A Corpus Christi and select the contract of right-hander Josh Zeid from Triple-A Oklahoma City before Tuesday night’s game at Baltimore.

Houston will option reliever Hector Ambriz to Oklahoma City.

MARLINS: Pitcher Kevin Slowey will be out four to six weeks due to a strained right forearm muscle an MRI revealed on Monday.

Slowey felt discomfort while warming up in the bullpen during Saturday’s game against Pittsburgh.

Slowey could miss the rest of the season.

ROCKIES: All-Star left fielder Carlos Gonzalez was back in the lineup for the Colorado Rockies on Monday after missing the last three games with a sprained right middle finger.

The Rockies have recalled infielder Charlie Culberson from Triple-A Colorado Springs and optioned infielder Jordan Pacheco.


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