Frank Castillo: Body Of Former Chicago Cubs Pitcher Found In Lake

Tue, July 30, 2013 12:34pm EDT by Add first Comment
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This is so sad. After being missing for nearly two days, former Chicago Cubs pitcher Frank was found dead in an Arizona lake at the age of 44.

Frank Castillo has died. The former major league pitcher was found on July 29, when divers recovered his body from Bartlett Lake, Arizona. The sports star, who is currently a  pitching coach for the Rookie League Mesa Cubs, was sailing with friends and family on July 28, when he went for a swim and never surfaced.

Frank Castillo Dead At 44 Years Old

Frank, 44, was found by a diving team in the Maricopa County lake late on July 29, reports The Washington Post. He had gone swimming, but he is known to be a poor swimmer. When he did not surface, a 911 call was placed, and the search began, and it ended when Franks body was recovered.

Over his  13 year long major-league career, Frank played for the Cubs, Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox and Miami Marlins. He last pitched in the majors in the 2005 season.

The Red Sox held a moment of silence for Castillo before the July 29 game against Tampa Bay.

Frank leaves behind an ex-wife and two daughters.

His family released a statement, saying he was “a wonderful son, terrific brother, and an extraordinary father to his two beautiful girls. Everyone who knew Frank loved Frank. We are devastated by this loss. It is impossible to express in words the level of sadness we feel due to this tragedy. All of those who counted Frank as a personal friend, and to all those wonderful fans who cheered for him during his major league career, we genuinely appreciate your prayers and kind words during this extremely difficult time.”

Frank’s friends and families are in our thoughts and prayers.

What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Are you sad to hear of Frank’s death?

WATCH: Drowned Frank Castillo MLB Former Pitcher Body Recovered From Lake

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