Philadelphia (AP) -The Philadelphia Phillies recalled left-hander Fabio Castro from Triple-A Ottawa to replace the struggling Matt Smith.
Castro was 2-0 with a 3.24 ERA in six appearances for Ottawa. Smith, acquired in the trade that sent Bobby Abreu to the New York Yankees last July, was sent to Ottawa to regain his control.
Opponents were hitting just .194 (6-for-31) against Castro in the minors. He made his major league debut last season with Texas before being traded to Philadelphia in June. Castro didn't allow a run through his first 17.1 innings with the Phillies and finished 0-1 with a 1.54 ERA in 16 games.
Smith had a 2.08 ERA in 14 games with Philadelphia in 2006, but his ERA is 11.25 with 11 walks in four innings over nine games this season. The 22-year-old Castro is the only left-hander in the Phillies' bullpen.

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