Mariners trade for Reds pitcher Luis Castillo ahead of deadline

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The Mariners made a major splash ahead of the Trade Deadline, acquiring Reds ace Luis Castillo in a blockbuster deal on Friday night.

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Seattle sent four players to Cincinnati in return for Castillo, including three of its top five prospects. The return package included shortstops Noelvi Marte (the Mariners' No. 1 prospect) and Edwin Arroyo (No. 3)

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All of these kids, they're so much a part of what we've been building toward, and ultimately we knew that there would come a time where we'd feel like it was our time to take a step forward

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 Mariners president of baseball operations Jerry Dipoto. ‚ÄúThis is why you build stronger, deep organizations

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The talent that these guys bring to the table allowed us to go out and get what we thought was the top pitcher on the market, and really, what we thought was one of the better pitchers in baseball right now

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The Mariners beat out several other teams to land Castillo. A dozen teams made their pitch for the right-hander, MLB.com's Mark Feinsand learned

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