“The positive test resulted from an extremely poor decision that I, and I alone, made,” Castillo said in a statement. “I have let many people down, including my family, my teammates, the Whie Sox organization and its fans, and from my heart, I apologize.”
“I mean, I feel like (the No. 9 spot) on our team, it’s a more valuable slot in our order than he’s hitting ninth,” Boone said. “I feel like with our guys at the top I just feel like it’s an important slot in the order. That said, I’m always considering a time when to move him up but I just think he’s been so dynamic down there it’s just seemed like such an important part of the order that I really like him down there for now.”
Jesse Barfield, Ron Blomberg, Brian Boehringer, Aaron Boone, Jim Bouton, Scott Bradley, Dr. Bobby Brown, Homer Bush, David Cone, Johnny Damon, Ron Davis, Bucky Dent, Al Downing, Brian Doyle, Mariano Duncan, John Flaherty, Whitey Ford, Jason Giambi, Ron Guidry, Charlie Hayes, Arlene Howard (widow), Helen Hunter (widow), Reggie Jackson, Dion James, Jay Johnstone, Scott Kamieniecki, Don Larsen, Graeme Lloyd, Hector Lopez, Jill Martin (widow), Lee Mazzilli, Ramiro Mendoza, Gene Monahan (trainer), Diana Munson (widow), Kay Murcer (widow), Jeff Nelson, Paul O’Neill, Andy Pettitte, Lou Piniella, Willie Randolph, Bobby Richardson, Mickey Rivers, Nick Swisher, Frank Tepedino, Marcus Thames and Roy White.
CC Sabathia and David Robertson needed to be better on Wednesday night, and bothveterans took responsibility for their poor performances.
“You know those guys are out there giving 100 percent and I’m comfortable with them coming in the game. It’s rare that it happens,” deGrom said. “Nobody wants to lose. Every time we go out there, the goal is to win. Any loss is tough. A loss in the ninth is tough. But whether you’re way out of it, or you lose in the ninth, it’s a loss and nobody wants to do that.”