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Welington Castillo | Catcher

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Welington Castillo blasted a pair of home runs off Felix Hernandez on Wednesday, powering the Diamondbacks to an 8-2 victory over the Mariners in Seattle.
Castillo capped off a four-run uprising in the first inning with a two-run blast, then added a solo shot in the fourth. He finished the afternoon 2-for-3 plus a walk and is now hitting .280 (31-for-111) with eight homers and 19 RBI in 35 games with the Diamondbacks. Jul 29 - 7:53 PM

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Welington Castillo (elbow) is back in the Diamondbacks' lineup Wednesday.

Castillo sat out Tuesday after being hit in the elbow with a pitch Monday, but he's ready to roll now. He's hitting .269/.358/.500 with six homers in 34 games since arriving in Arizona.
Jul 29 - 1:12 PM

Welington Castillo (elbow) is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Tuesday.

Castillo left Monday's game after being hit on the elbow by a pitch. He looks to be day-to-day for now. Oscar Hernandez is catching Tuesday, while Jarrod Saltalamacchia is serving as the designated hitter.

Welington Castillo left Monday's game versus the Mariners after being hit on the elbow by a pitch.

Castillo didn't sound too optimistic about the injury after the game. "It doesn’t feel really good right now," he said. "We will see tomorrow." Jarrod Saltalamacchia would be in line for more playing time if Castillo is sidelined for a while.
Jul 28 - 2:26 AM

Welington Castillo went 1-for-4 with a solo home run as the Diamondbacks eked out a win over the Mariners on Monday.

Castillo pushed the Diamondbacks' lead to 2-0 with a solo shot off of Mike Montgomery in the second inning. The catcher has gone yard six times in 122 plate appearances as a member of the Diamondbacks, giving him eight total along with 23 RBI. Castillo is carrying a .238/.324/.457 line as a National Leaguer.
Jul 28 - 1:43 AM

Welington Castillo (hamstring) grounded out as a pinch hitter in Friday's loss to the Brewers.

Castillo was scratched from the D'Backs starting lineup on Wednesday due to tightness in his hamstring and hasn't started since. He's expected to get back behind the dish at some point over the weekend.
Jul 25 - 8:38 AM

Welington Castillo (hamstring) remains out of Thursday's lineup.

Castillo was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to left hamstring tightness and apparently needs another day. Oscar Hernandez will start behind the plate again.
Jul 23 - 5:24 PM

Welington Castillo was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to left hamstring tightness.

The injury appears to be new, as he hasn't missed any time due to hamstring tightness to this point. Oscar Hernandez will start behind the dish in his place Wednesday.
Jul 22 - 8:05 PM

Welington Castillo went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Rangers.

Castillo boosted the Diamondbacks' lead to 7-2 with a fifth-inning, two-run blast off of Anthony Bass. It's his fifth home run in 22 games since joining the Diamondbacks in a trade with the Mariners on June 3. As a National Leaguer, he's batting .239/.315/.487 with seven home runs and 19 RBI.
Jul 8 - 11:36 PM

Welington Castillo clobbered a three-run homer on Sunday, powering the Diamondbacks to a 6-4 victory over the Padres in San Diego.

The second inning blast off Padres starter Odrisamer Despaigne put the D'Backs ahead, a lead they wouldn't relinquish. He finished the night 1-for-4 and is now hitting .200/.260/.400 with six long balls and 18 RBI on the season.
Jun 28 - 9:44 PM

Welington Castillo homered and walked as the Diamondbacks beat the Mets 2-1 on Saturday.

Castillo's homer off Bartolo Colon in the seventh supplied both runs. It was his first hit as a member of the Diamondbacks. In his previous start Thursday, he struck out all four times he was up against the Mets.
Jun 7 - 1:54 AM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Thursday that he's yet to decide how he'll divvy up the playing time at catcher between Welington Castillo and Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

Saltalamacchia homered on Thursday off of Matt Harvey, but Castillo, who was acquired via trade on Wednesday, will be behind the plate on Friday. "Is it three out of five, is it every other day? I don't know right now," Hale said. "I think they'll sort of play their way into it." The two are pretty similar players, but Castillo might ultimately be favored since he's under team control through 2017 and Salty is just under contract for this year at the veteran minimum.
Jun 5 - 9:16 AM

Diamondbacks acquired C Welington Castillo, RHP Dominic Leone, INF Jack Reinheimer and OF Gabby Guerrero from the Mariners for OF Mark Trumbo and LHP Vidal Nuno.

Castillo should step in and start right away after the loss of Tuffy Gosewisch in Arizona. The Diamondbacks expressed some interest in the 28-year-old this offseason before the Cubs dealt him to the Mariners last month. Castillo has had a slow start at the dish but should be added in NL-only and deep two-catcher leagues for his decent bat.
Jun 3 - 7:41 PM

Welington Castillo is making his Mariners debut on Thursday afternoon against the Orioles.

Mike Zunino will take a seat. Castillo was acquired from the Cubs earlier this week for right-hander Yoervis Medina.
May 21 - 9:47 AM

Mariners acquired C Welington Castillo from the Cubs for RHP Yoervis Medina.

Castillo was basically a third catcher in Chicago this season, but he'll now serve as Mike Zunino's backup in Seattle. We don't see it moving the needle significantly as far as his fantasy value is concerned, but the chance for additional at-bats is there. He's making $2.1 million this season and remains under team control through 2017.
May 19 - 11:04 AM

Depth Charts

C1Welington Castillo
2Jarrod Saltalamacchia
3Oscar Hernandez
4Gerald Laird
5Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Chris Owings
2Aaron Hill
3Phil Gosselin
SS1Nick Ahmed
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1David Peralta
2Ender Inciarte
CF1A.J. Pollock
RF1Yasmany Tomas
Starting Pitcher
S1Patrick Corbin
2Chase Anderson
3Rubby De La Rosa
4Jeremy Hellickson
5Archie Bradley
6Robbie Ray
7Zack Godley
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Ziegler
2Daniel Hudson
3David Hernandez
4Andrew Chafin
5Oliver Perez
6Randall Delgado
7Josh Collmenter
8Addison Reed