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Welington Castillo | Catcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Welington Castillo went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in Tuesday's win over the Padres.
Castillo's double off Blaine Boyer capped a three-run seventh inning that helped put the game out of reach. The catcher now has three multi-hit games in his last four starts dating back to before the All-Star break, raising his season line to .241/.294/.391 in the process. He'll likely get the lion's share of starts behind the dish down the stretch, but he's nothing more than an NL-only option this season. Jul 22 - 10:56 PM

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Welington Castillo went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI in a win over the Reds on Tuesday.

Castillo had an RBI double in the fifth inning, and he tacked on another with a sacrifice fly in the eighth. The runs batted in were Castillo's first since returning from the disabled list on Sunday. With his rib cage injury behind him, Castillo should resume his position as the Cubs' everyday catcher going forward.
Jun 25 - 12:32 AM

Cubs activated C Welington Castillo from the 15-day disabled list.

Castillo missed the last couple weeks with a rib cage injury. The Cubs designated Eli Whiteside for assignment to clear room on the roster.
Jun 22 - 11:18 AM

Welington Castillo (rib cage) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa on Thursday.

Castillo has missed the last two weeks with a rib cage injury but is ready to test things out in game action. He should be activated within the next week if he can avoid a setback.
Jun 18 - 11:59 AM

Wellington Castillo (rib cage) took 25-30 dry swings and 15-20 swings off the tee Wednesday.

Castillo had no complaints during or after the workout. He held a .242/.287/.385 batting line with five home runs and 21 RBI in 43 games before injuring his rib cage. The catcher should be back around late June.
Jun 11 - 5:44 PM

Cubs placed C Welington Castillo on the 15-day disabled list with a rib cage injury.

Castillo suffered the injury in the Cubs' series finale Sunday against the Brewers. John Baker will do most of the catching for Chicago while Castillo is on the shelf. Eli Whiteside has been promoted to be the backup.
Jun 3 - 4:21 PM

Welington Castillo is not in the Cubs' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Mets.

Castillo made an early exit from Sunday's series finale against the Brewers with a sore back and was apparently still feeling the discomfort after Monday's team off-day. John Baker will start at catcher versus New York.
Jun 3 - 4:13 PM

Welington Castillo went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Brewers.

Castillo's second-inning two-run homer off of Marco Estrada staked the Cubs to an early 2-0 lead and proved important throughout the game. The blast is Castillo's fifth of the season. One can certainly do worse than his .240/.295/.419 slash line with 19 RBI at the catching position.
May 18 - 5:10 PM

Welington Castillo delivered a two-run single in the first inning on Saturday, pacing the Cubs offensive attack in a 3-0 victory over the Brewers.

The Cubs struck for three runs in the first against Matt Garza, and that would wind up being the only scoring in the ballgame. It was Castillo’s lone hit in three at-bats on the day, raising his line on the season to .240/.296/.400. He has also proven to be a fairly capable run producer in the early going with 17 RBI in his first 34 contests.
May 17 - 5:25 PM

Welington Castillo is not in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

It's just a day off. John Baker is catching Friday in Castillo's place.
May 9 - 3:36 PM

Welington Castillo is not in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

It appears to just be a day of rest. John Baker is behind the plate Sunday in Castillo's place.
May 4 - 3:35 PM

Welington Castillo went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in Saturday's 8-4 win over the Reds.

Castillo blasted a two-run shot off Nick Christiani in the bottom of the seventh inning to provide some insurance runs for Chicago's bullpen. The 26-year-old has three home runs and eight RBI through 12 games this season and should have value in two-catcher mixed leagues.
Apr 19 - 5:51 PM

Welington Castillo is not in the Cubs' lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Yankees.

John Baker will catch Jason Hammel, but Castillo will surely be back out there to catch Travis Wood during the nightcap.
Apr 16 - 9:49 AM

Welington Castillo launched a go-ahead three-run homer in a 6-3 win over the Cardinals in 11 innings on Friday night.

He went 2-for-5 on the night. After the Cardinals tied the game in the bottom of the ninth, Castillo took fireballer Trevor Rosenthal deep in the 11th to put the Cubs ahead for good. The 26-year-old was solid when healthy last season and should be useful in two-catcher mixed leagues this year.
Apr 12 - 1:04 AM

Welington Castillo ripped a solo homer in Friday's loss to the Phillies.

His longball into the wind in left field got the scoring going, but the Cubbies were ultimately out-scored 7-0 over the final six innings. Castillo has the potential for a double-digit home run season for Chicago.
Apr 4 - 5:46 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2John Baker
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Starlin Castro
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Junior Lake
2Chris Coghlan
CF1Arismendy Alcantara
2Ryan Sweeney
RF1Nate Schierholtz
2Justin Ruggiano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6James McDonald
7Felix Doubront
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4James Russell
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Felix Doubront
8Brian Schlitter
9Kyuji Fujikawa
10Blake Parker
11Chris Rusin