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Welington Castillo | Catcher | #53

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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White Sox signed C Welington Castillo to a two-year, $15 million contract with an $8 million club option for 2020.
The deal was first reported earlier Friday by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic and it has now been made official. Castillo cranked 20 home runs while batting .282/.323/.490 over 96 games for the Orioles this past season and has averaged 16.5 homers over the last four campaigns. He'll be part of a rebuilding White Sox team but will get to hit in another favorable environment at Guaranteed Rate Field. Fri, Dec 1, 2017 02:46:00 PM

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the White Sox have signed Welington Castillo.

It's a two-year, $15 million contract with an $8 million club option for a third year, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. The White Sox were one team that had a starting catcher job open and they've landed one of the best free agent backstops available. Castillo hit .282/.323/.490 and slugged 20 home runs over just 96 games this past season with the Orioles and has averaged 16.5 homers over the last four campaigns.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 01:11:00 PM

Welington Castillo has declined his $7 million player option for 2018.

Castillo will try his luck in free agency after batting .282/.323/.490 with a career-high 20 homers this season for Baltimore. There's a good chance he'll land a multi-year deal. The Orioles have some internal options behind the plate if he departs.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 02:55:00 PM

Welington Castillo socked a two-run homer in Friday’s loss to the Yankees.

His second-inning blast against Luis Severino turned out to the the only offense of the game for Baltimore. They managed just three hits on the night against Luis Severino and David Robertson. Castillo has now reached 20 homers for the first time in his career. He previously had 19 homers back in 2015.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 10:02:00 PM

Welington Castillo (groin) went hitless in three plate appearances in his return to the lineup Thursday.

Castillo was making his first start since he took a foul tip to the groin Monday. He should be OK moving forward.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 08:14:00 AM

Welington Castillo (groin) is out of the Orioles lineup on Wednesday.

Castillo took a foul tip to the groin on Monday, but he is expected to return to action within the next few days. Caleb Joseph gets the start behind the plate in his place Wednesday versus the Blue Jays.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 04:16:00 PM

Welington Castillo (groin) said he hopes to return to the Orioles' lineup in a few days.

Castillo took a foul tip to the groin on Monday night in Toronto and got rushed to a local hospital, but tests came up negative for any major damage and he told reporters Tuesday that he only has some minor soreness in the area. Caleb Joseph is starting at catcher for the Orioles on Tuesday night against the Blue Jays.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 04:12:00 PM

Welington Castillo was taken to the hospital for additional testing after leaving Monday's game when he took a foul tip to the groin.

Castillo stayed in the game initially but eventually thought better of it. The Orioles should have an update on their starting catcher Tuesday.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 10:46:00 PM

Welington Castillo was pulled from Monday's game versus the Blue Jays after being hit in the groin with a foul tip.

Castillo initially remained in the game after getting clipped in the bottom of the first inning, but Caleb Joseph replaced him in the second. The Orioles should have an update on their starting catcher after the game.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 07:45:00 PM

Welington Castillo was scratched from the Orioles' starting lineup on Friday.

No word yet on the reason for the late scratch. Caleb Joseph will start in his place and will bat ninth for the O's against Mike Clevinger and the Indians.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 06:25:00 PM

Welington Castillo stayed red-hot with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Yankees.

Castillo struck out in his first three plate appearances of the game, but he managed to avoid a Golden Sombrero with a solo shot off of Dellin Betances in the ninth inning. He has three dingers over his last two games and has now gone deep 11 times in the second half.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 06:47:00 PM

Welington Castillo hit two home runs in the Orioles' defeat of the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Castillo got the O's on the board with a solo shot in the bottom of the third inning and he forced the game into extra innings with his game-tying solo blast in the bottom of the ninth. Baltimore wound up winning on Mark Trumbo's walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the 12th. Castillo finished the month of August on a big offensive tear and he's now slashing .300/.339/.512 with 18 home runs and 48 RBI in 80 total games this year.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 05:50:00 PM

Welington Castillo stayed red-hot with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.

It's his third longball in his last six games. Castillo is now batting .359 with seven home runs since the All-Star break. He's been a nice investment on a one-year, $6 million contract.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 10:21:00 PM

Welington Castillo is not in the Orioles' starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's tilt against the Red Sox.

It's a regular day of rest being a day game after a night game for the O's, but fantasy owners were hoping he'd be in there against opposing left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez. Caleb Joseph is starting behind the dish and batting eighth for the O's.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 12:49:00 PM

Welington Castillo (illness) was added to the Orioles' lineup Saturday against the Angels.

Castillo wasn't in the original lineup but talked his way into the starting nine after making it through Saturday's batting practice. He'll start behind the plate and bat eighth versus Halos right-hander J.C. Ramirez.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 05:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Welington Castillo
2Kevan Smith
3Omar Narvaez
1B1Jose Abreu
2Casey Gillaspie
2B1Yoan Moncada
2Tyler Saladino
3Dean Anna
SS1Tim Anderson
2Jose Rondon
3Jake Elmore
3B1Yolmer Sanchez
2Patrick Leonard
3Matt Skole
LF1Nick Delmonico
CF1Leury Garcia
2Charlie Tilson
3Adam Engel
4Luis Alexander Basabe
5Micker Adolfo
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Willy Garcia
3Eloy Jimenez
DH1Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
S1Carlos Rodon
2James Shields
3Reynaldo Lopez
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Lucas Giolito
6Hector Santiago
7Carson Fulmer
8Ian Clarkin
9Chris Volstad
Relief Pitcher
R1Nate Jones
2Joakim Soria
3Juan Minaya
4Danny Farquhar
5Gregory Infante
6Aaron Bummer
7Thyago Vieira
8Jace Fry
9Jose Ruiz
10Jeanmar Gomez
11Rob Scahill
12Michael Ynoa
13Bruce Rondon