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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 singled and drew a walk in his return to action Saturday.
Castillo had to be scratched from Friday's lineup with lower back tightness, but he was back out there the next day. It shouldn't be an issue moving forward. Sep 7 - 5:50 AM

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Welington Castillo was scratched from Friday's lineup with lower back tightness.

It doesn't appear to be a big deal, as Castillo is being listed as day-to-day. John Backer will catch Tsuyoshi Wada instead.
Sep 5 - 1:00 PM

Welington Castillo had an RBI double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

Castillo doubled in a run in the bottom of the fifth inning, coming around to score on Arismendy Alcantara's home run. Castillo is hitting .231/.291/.382 with 38 RBI on the year.
Sep 2 - 11:35 PM

Welington Castillo homered and drove in three runs on Monday.

Castillo did all of his damage against Brewers' starter Jimmy Nelson. He hit an RBI single in the second and smacked a two-run homer in the fourth. The home run was his eleventh and the three RBI brought him up to 37 on the year. Castillo's got some pop in his bat, but he's slashing just .231/.292/.381 this season.
Sep 1 - 5:17 PM

Welington Castillo hit his 10th home run of the season, going 2-for-4 overall, as the Cubs fell to the Giants on Thursday.

Castillo ripped a solo home run in the first inning off of Madison Bumgarner, going back-to-back with Justin Ruggiano and extending the Cubs' lead to 3-1. Along with the 10 dingers, Castillo has driven in 34 runs and posted a .237/.302/.390 slash line.
Aug 22 - 12:29 AM

Welington Castillo hit his eighth home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

Castillo hit the home run, a solo shot, in the sixth inning. He also drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk, one of his two walks on the night. The catcher has struggled at the dish this year, hitting .236/.301/.386 in 72 games, but he's walked six times in his last three games, a sign that he may be getting locked in at the plate.
Aug 6 - 1:09 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Welington Castillo
2John Baker
3Rafael Lopez
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Logan Watkins
SS1Starlin Castro
2Chris Valaika
3B1Luis Valbuena
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Junior Lake
CF1Arismendy Alcantara
2Ryan Sweeney
3Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
2Justin Ruggiano
Starting Pitcher
S1Jake Arrieta
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
7Felix Doubront
8James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Justin Grimm
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Kyuji Fujikawa
8Eric Jokisch
9Blake Parker
10Dan Straily
11Brian Schlitter
12Arodys Vizcaino
13Zach Rosscup