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Welington Castillo | Catcher | #29

Team: Baltimore Orioles
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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Welington Castillo (knee) is back in the Orioles' lineup Friday.
Castillo was scratched from Thursday's lineup with a sprained left knee, but he obviously is feeling a lot better. He's catching and batting seventh against Jacob Faria and the Rays. Jun 30 - 3:38 PM

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Orioles manager Buck Showalter is "cautiously optimistic" Welington Castillo (knee) will be available Friday against the Rays.

He was scratched with a sprained left knee Thursday against Toronto. Showalter said Castillo suffered the injury when he slipped on a step coming out to warm up with Ubaldo Jimenez before the game. Luckily it sounds like he was able to avoid a serious injury. Consider him day-to-day.
Jun 29 - 10:46 PM

Welington Castillo (knee) was a late scratch Thursday against the Blue Jays.

He's out with a sprained left knee. Caleb Joseph got the start at catcher and is batting eighth against Jays left-hander J.A. Happ. Castillo has already been to the DL once this year and could be headed back there. The Orioles should update his status shortly.
Jun 29 - 8:27 PM

Welington Castillo hit a two-run home run, his eighth of the year, in Saturday's win over the Rays.

Castillo took Rays rookie Jacob Faria deep for the two-run shot in the second inning. He's well on his way to his fourth consecutive season with double-digit homers, and he's now got four homers since returning from the disabled list on June 10. The 30-year-old backstop is hitting a healthy .284/.316/.462 in 43 games this year.
Jun 24 - 7:29 PM

Welington Castillo is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Indians.

Castillo gets the day off after he was hit in his throwing shoulder by a foul tip on Tuesday. This is not considered a serious injury, though, and the backstop will be available to pinch hit if need be. Caleb Joseph will start behind the plate in his place and is batting eighth.
Jun 21 - 5:01 PM

Welington Castillo went 2-for-4 and hit his sixth homer Thursday versus the White Sox.

The Orioles went with Castillo as their DH for the second time in three days. He had just three starts total their previously, but the Chris Davis injury has freed up some extra at-bats. That's good for Castillo's value, and it might make him a top-10 fantasy catcher for a spell.
Jun 15 - 5:56 PM

Welington Castillo hit a grand slam and totaled five RBI in a 10-6 win over the White Sox on Wednesday.

He drove in a run with a ground-out in the fourth inning, then put his club in the lead to stay by hitting a grand slam off starter Miguel Gonzalez in the fifth. It was his only hit in four trips for the game. He recently returned from the disabled list after recovering from a groin injury. The veteran catcher is batting .292/.317/.445 with five longballs and 22 RBI in 142 plate appearances.
Jun 15 - 1:57 AM

Orioles activated C Welington Castillo from the 10-day disabled list.

Castillo missed exactly 10 days after taking a ricocheted ball to the groin on May 30. He has batted .317/.339/.467 with four home runs and 17 RBI in 29 games this year as Baltimore's primary catcher.
Jun 10 - 3:22 PM

MASN's Roch Kubatko expects the Orioles to activate Welington Castillo (groin) from the 10-day disabled list on Saturday.

Castillo is slated to play seven innings behind the plate Friday in a rehab game for Double-A Bowie. Depending on how comfortable he looks, he could be brought up for Saturday's game at Yankee Stadium. Saturday is the first day Castillo is eligible to come off the DL.
Jun 9 - 8:40 PM

Welington Castillo (groin) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie on Friday.

He's expected to catch seven innings Friday night in Trenton. Castillo is eligible to come off the DL on Saturday and might be able to join the Orioles then if Friday goes off without a hitch. Caleb Joseph and Franciso Pena have been filling in for him behind the plate.
Jun 8 - 6:30 PM

Welington Castillo (groin) threw to bases Wednesday without issue.

Castillo told reporters after the workout that he feels ready to return from 10-day the disabled list, and he is eligible to do that Saturday. The catcher has been sidelined since taking a ricocheted ball to the groin during a May 30 game against the Yankees.
Jun 7 - 3:25 PM

Welington Castillo (groin) could be activated from the disabled list Saturday.

That would mean skipping a minor league rehab assignment. Castillo is making good progress from his testicular contusion and could fit in some simulated work later this week with his Orioles teammates. Caleb Joseph has been filling in at catcher for Baltimore.
Jun 6 - 4:38 PM

Welington Castillo (groin) is on track to begin a minor league rehab assignment next week.

Castillo landed on the disabled list May 31 after taking a ricocheted ball to the groin. Caleb Joseph is serving as the Orioles' primary catcher at the moment, with Francisco Pena backing him up.
Jun 3 - 4:33 PM

Orioles placed C Welington Castillo on the 10-day disabled list with a testicular injury.

Castillo needed a trip to the emergency room on Tuesday after a Didi Gregorius hit-by-pitch ricocheted to strike him below the belt. The Orioles do not believe that this disabled list stint will cost him more than the 10 day minimum. Prior to going down injured, Castillo was hitting .317/.339/.467 with four homers and 17 RBI across 120 at-bats. Caleb Joseph will see the bulk of the at-bats behind the plate in his absence. The O's also called up catcher Francisco Peno for depth.
May 31 - 6:10 PM

Welington Castillo (groin) might be placed on the disabled list.

Castillo took a ricochet to a tender area on a Didi Gregorious hit-by-pitch on Tuesday. The resulting contusion required a trip to the emergency room later that night. If the Orioles opt to make a move, here, that will come later on Wednesday.
May 31 - 4:38 PM

Depth Charts

C1Welington Castillo
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Ruben Tejada
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Hyun Soo Kim
2Joey Rickard
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Seth Smith
2Anthony Santander
DH1Mark Trumbo
2Trey Mancini
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Tillman
2Kevin Gausman
3Dylan Bundy
4Wade Miley
5Ubaldo Jimenez
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Brad Brach
3Darren O'Day
4Mychal Givens
5Donnie Hart
6Richard Bleier
7Mike Wright
8Miguel Castro