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Welington Castillo | Catcher | #21

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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 (knee) went 1-for-3 with an infield single and a strikeout in his return to action Monday against the Athletics.
Castillo came down with some left knee soreness a week ago, but he's feeling better with some rest. Signed to a two-year, $15 million deal over the winter, Castillo is batting .226/.273/.484 with two home runs and four RBI over 10 games this season. Apr 17 - 8:37 AM

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An MRI on Welington Castillo's knee came back clean.

Unfortunately Castillo said his knee still felt sore following the team's flight to Minnesota and he won't be available for Thursday's series opener. Infielder Tyler Saladino caught a bullpen session on Thursday and will serve as the team's emergency catcher in case something happens to Omar Narvaez.
Apr 12 - 6:20 PM

Welington Castillo (knee) remains out of the White Sox starting lineup Thursday versus the Twins.

Castillo has been sidelined since making an early departure from Tuesday's game against the Rays with discomfort in his right knee. He is still considered day-to-day. Omar Narvaez will start at catcher and bat eighth Thursday night against Minnesota right-hander Jose Berrios.
Apr 12 - 2:44 PM

Welington Castillo (knee) is out of the White Sox starting lineup Wednesday versus the Rays.

Castillo made an early exit from Tuesday's game after experiencing soreness in his right knee and is considered day-to-day. Omar Narvaez will start at catcher and bat eighth for the White Sox on Wednesday afternoon against Tampa Bay right-hander Yonny Chirinos.
Apr 11 - 10:38 AM

Welington Castillo exited Tuesday's game against the Rays in the sixth inning with right knee soreness.

Omar Narvaez replaced him as a pinch-hitter. The White Sox are calling Castillo day-to-day.
Apr 10 - 4:40 PM

Welington Castillo was the White Sox offense on Monday, hitting a pair of homers in a 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays.

If he stays healthy, Castillo has a good chance of being a top-10 fantasy catcher this year. He hit 20 homers in just 341 at-bats for the Orioles last year, and he'll likely get to bat in the heart of the White Sox order as long as he remains solid this season.
Apr 2 - 10:08 PM

Welington Castillo went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in Saturday's win over the Royals.

Castillo had been sitting at 0-for-3 on the evening when his eighth-inning at-bat arrived. He made that one count, conking a two-run double off Brandon Maurer to score Jose Abreu and Tyler Saladino. That turned the tables on what had been a 3-2 deficit. Castillo managed a .282/.323/.490 triple-slash while bopping 20 home runs a year ago and should provide more than enough output for respectable fantasy purposes at a coveted position so long as he can maintain his health this season.
Mar 31 - 10:48 PM

Welington Castillo went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored against the Cubs on Friday.

Despite playing in just 96 games last year, Castillo slugged a career-high 20 homers while posting a .282/.323/.490 batting line. While Castillo left the Orioles for a two-year, $15 million contract with the White Sox over the winter, he still finds himself in a favorable situation for power hitters. Consider him inside the top-12 options among fantasy catchers.
Mar 16 - 9:36 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Welington Castillo
2Omar Narvaez
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Yoan Moncada
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Yolmer Sanchez
LF1Nick Delmonico
CF1Adam Engel
2Leury Garcia
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Trayce Thompson
3Daniel Palka
DH1Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
S1Carlos Rodon
2James Shields
3Lucas Giolito
4Reynaldo Lopez
5Miguel Gonzalez
6Carson Fulmer
Relief Pitcher
R1Nate Jones
2Joakim Soria
3Luis Avilan
4Danny Farquhar
5Aaron Bummer
6Hector Santiago
7Bruce Rondon
8Chris Volstad
9Gregory Infante
10Chris Beck