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Welington Castillo | Catcher | #7

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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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Welington Castillo is out of the lineup Wednesday.
Chris Herrmann will start at catcher and bat sixth versus Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi. It's just a routine day of rest for Castillo, who went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Tuesday night's win over Tampa Bay. Jun 8 - 12:23 PM

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Welington Castillo is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Astros.

It's just a routine day of rest. Chris Herrmann will start behind the plate and bat sixth against right-hander Lance McCullers.
May 31 - 12:28 PM

Welington Castillo is absent from the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

He's getting a simple day off. Chris Herrmann is catching Archie Bradley. Jake Lamb is also sitting out for the D'Backs, as Phil Gosselin is holding down third base.
May 29 - 12:54 PM

Welington Castillo will get a day of rest Thursday.

Chris Herrmann is starting at catcher and batting sixth in the matinee versus Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole. Castillo should return to the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Padres. He has an .810 OPS, seven home runs, and 20 RBI in 36 games this season.
May 26 - 10:32 AM

Welington Castillo is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Friday.

He's just getting a day off. Chris Herrmann is catching Friday. Nick Ahmed is also sitting, as Chris Owings is handling shortstop.
May 20 - 4:30 PM

Welington Castillo launched a two-run homer in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins.

His blast off of Justin Nicolino in the sixth inning put the D'Backs up 4-1 at the time, but the Marlins then exploded for six runs over their final three innings. Castillo also had a single in the game and is now sporting a .293/.344/.585 batting line with seven home runs.
May 3 - 10:32 PM

Welington Castillo is out of Thursday's starting lineup against the Cardinals.

He's presumably getting a breather. Chris Herrmann will start behind the dish and catch Rubby De La Rosa.
Apr 28 - 5:01 PM

Welington Castillo hit a pair of solo homers in a losing cause Friday against the Pirates.

The great news is that Castillo already has five homers this season. The less great news is that he has just six runs scored and seven RBI to show for it. Still, those who drafted him can't complain.
Apr 23 - 1:08 AM

Welington Castillo will get a day off Thursday.

Chris Herrmann is starting at catcher and batting eighth against Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto. Castillo has hit .213 with a .283 on-base percentage so far this season, though he does have three home runs in 12 games.
Apr 21 - 1:31 PM

Welington Castillo swatted a solo homer Thursday against the Rockies.

Coming off 17 home runs in just 80 games with the Diamondbacks last season, Castillo now has five homers this spring and finds himself tied with the Giants’ Brandon Belt for the Cactus League lead with 19 RBI. We don’t expect him to keep up the same home run pace in 2016, but he’s in an excellent ballpark for power. He should be a useful option in two-catcher mixed leagues at the very least.
Mar 31 - 6:19 PM

Diamondbacks and C Welington Castillo avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.7 million contract.

It's a bit more than the $3.6 million projected him to earn in his second year of arbitration eligibility. Castillo earned the substantial raise after smacking 19 homers (17 with the D'Backs) over just 378 plate appearances last season.
Jan 15 - 10:36 AM

Welington Castillo is not in the Diamondbacks starting lineup on Saturday.

It's nothing more than a regular day of rest for Castillo. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will start behind the dish on Saturday and bat fifth for the D'Backs.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 12:50:00 PM

Welington Castillo (wrist) is back in the Diamondbacks' lineup Friday.

Castillo was a late scratch from Wednesday's game due to a minor left wrist injury, but he's ready to go now. He's slugged 16 homers in 65 games for the D'Backs.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 05:27:00 PM

Welington Castillo was a late scratch Wednesday due to a left wrist issue.

Castillo told reporters he could have played, but he'll rest in hopes of being back in the lineup on Friday. He was replaced by Jarrod Saltalamacchia on Wednesday.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 09:26:00 PM

Welington Castillo went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Cardinals.

Castillo broke a scoreless tie in the second inning with a solo homer to right-center off of Lance Lynn. Despite not getting regular playing time until joining the D'Backs in early June, Castillo has already set a career-high in home runs and extended it to 17 on Monday. He's also knocked in 43 runs while batting .254/.332/.540.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 01:46:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Welington Castillo
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Jean Segura
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Peter O'Brien
2Rickie Weeks
CF1Chris Owings
2Michael Bourn
3Socrates Brito
4A.J. Pollock
RF1David Peralta
2Yasmany Tomas
3Brandon Drury
Starting Pitcher
S1Zack Greinke
2Shelby Miller
3Patrick Corbin
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Robbie Ray
6Archie Bradley
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Ziegler
2Tyler Clippard
3Daniel Hudson
4Randall Delgado
5Josh Collmenter
6Jake Barrett
7Andrew Chafin
8Silvino Bracho