“Frank Castillo died on Sunday in a drowning accident while with his family at a lake near his home. Frank 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.
“While we may not be able to thank each of you in person, it is very comforting to know that you are with us in spirit.
“We will provide information about the funeral once we are able to make all of the arrangements
Castillo, a 13-year veteran of the big leagues, began his career with the Chicago Cubs in 1991 and pitched with the Northsiders until a mid-season trade to the Rockies in 1997. In his career, he compiled an 82-104 record and 4.56 ERA while pitching for the Red Sox, Tigers, Marlins, and Blue Jays, in addition to Chicago and Colorado.