Mariners obtain Castillo, top pitcher on market

Servais on managing 4 for pro: 'You must venture out and take a risk sometimes'

The Mariners shook things up in front of the Trade Deadline,

obtaining Reds expert Luis Castillo in a blockbuster bargain on Friday night.

Seattle sent four players to Cincinnati as a trade-off for Castillo,

including three of its best five possibilities. The return bundle

included shortstops Noelvi Marte (the Mariners' No. 1 possibility)

and Edwin Arroyo (No. 3), as well as Levi Stoudt (No. 5) and Andrew Moore.

said Mariners leader of baseball tasks Jerry Dipoto. "Therefore you

fabricate more grounded, further associations. The ability that these

folks offer of real value permitted us to go out and get our thought

process was the top pitcher available, and truly, our thought process

was one of the better pitchers in baseball at the present time."

The Mariners beat down a few different groups to land Castillo.

Twelve groups made their pitch for the right-hander,'s

Mark Feinsand scholarly, with the Yankees "close," as indicated by

somebody acquainted with the discussions. With Castillo's standard

go to pitch arranged for Tuesday, Dipoto said that probably puts the

righty on target to make his Seattle debut in the Bronx against the Yankees.

EXCHANGE DETAILS Sailors get: RHP Luis Castillo Reds get: Minor League SS Noelvi Marte (Mariners' No. 1 possibility),

Minor League SS Edwin Arroyo (No. 3), Minor League RHPs Levi Stoudt (No. 5) and Andrew Moore (unranked at season of exchange)

Castillo, generally viewed as the top accessible pitcher on the current year's exchange market, is 4-4 with a 2.86 ERA in 14

beginnings. He made his subsequent vocation All-Star appearance recently in Los Angeles.