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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 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. Nov 6 - 2:55 PM

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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.
Sep 15 - 10:02 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.
Sep 15 - 8:14 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.
Sep 13 - 4:16 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.
Sep 12 - 4:12 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.
Sep 11 - 10:46 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.
Sep 11 - 7:45 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.
Sep 8 - 6:25 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.
Sep 4 - 6:47 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.
Sep 3 - 5:50 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.
Aug 29 - 10:21 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.
Aug 26 - 12:49 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.
Aug 19 - 5:40 PM

Welington Castillo is not in the Orioles' lineup Friday due to illness.

Caleb Joseph is behind the dish. Castillo should be OK in a day or two.
Aug 18 - 4:59 PM

Welington Castillo went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Angels.

Castillo went yard for the solo shot against Troy Scribner in the third inning. That would be the only run the Orioles scored in the 5-1 defeat. The backstop has really been in a groove with both the home run ball and the RBI, having swatted three homers in his last six games while driving in 10 runs in his last eight contests. For the season as a whole, Castillo is slashing a respectable .288/.322/.464 with 12 homers and 36 RBI in 65 games played.
Aug 9 - 8:16 PM

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