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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
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Welington Castillo finished 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk in Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.
Castillo is 10-for-18 (.556) with three home runs and 10 RBI in four games since returning from the 10-day disabled list. Obviously he hasn't experienced any ill effects from the right shoulder tendinitis which landed him on the shelf. May 21 - 1:37 AM

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Welington Castillo blasted a two-run walkoff home run in the 10th inning on Friday, powering the Orioles to a 5-3 victory over the Blue Jays.

Castillo was also instrumental in forcing extra innings, with a game-tying two-run blast off of Jays' starter Aaron Sanchez in the sixth inning. He finished the night 3-for-5 and plated four of his club's five runs. It's the fourth multi-homer game in the backstop's career. He's an impressive 9-for-15 (.600) with two homers and seven RBI since returning from the disabled list.
May 20 - 12:31 AM

Welington Castillo went 3-for-4 and drove in a run in Wednesday's loss to the Tigers.

All three hits were singles, one of which plated Mark Trumbo with a run in the fourth inning. Castillo just returned from a two-week stint on the disabled list with a sore shoulder. He has a healthy .350 batting average but has not contributed a lot in the counting stats. He has just one home run and nine RBI in 83 plate appearances.
May 17 - 10:49 PM

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

Castillo wound up missing two weeks with tendinitis in his right shoulder. He went 2-for-7 on his three-game minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie. Baltimore is currently carrying three catchers, but that will probably change soon.
May 16 - 4:55 PM

Welington Castillo (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie on Friday.

Castillo will DH on Friday before spending the rest of the weekend at catcher. If all goes well, Castillo could be activated as soon as Tuesday against Detroit. Caleb Joseph and Francisco Pena have been filling in behind the plate.
May 11 - 5:42 PM

Welington Castillo (shoulder) could begin a minor league rehab assignment on Sunday.

Castillo is expected to throw on Wednesday and throw to the bases on Saturday. Should those throwing sessions go off without issue, he would likely begin a minor league rehab assignment at Double-A Bowie on Sunday. He could potentially be activated from the disabled list as early as Tuesday as he looks to wrap up his rehab for inflammation in the right shoulder.
May 10 - 5:52 PM

Welington Castillo (shoulder) will not be activated from the disabled list Thursday.

That's the first day he's eligible and Castillo did get in a full workout on Tuesday, but the Orioles want to see him do a bit more before they add him back to the active roster. It's possible the 30-year-old catcher could be activated Sunday after throwing to bases on Saturday.
May 9 - 5:54 PM

Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports writes that Welington Castillo (shoulder) is "expected" to be ready to return from the disabled list when eligible on May 11.

Castillo has been taking medication to reduce inflammation in his sore right shoulder. While he was just placed on the disabled list on Tuesday, he was experiencing neck/shoulder soreness dating back to spring training. Manager Buck Showalter believes that Castillo may have aggravated the injury in World Baseball Classic play for the Dominican Republic team.
Source: MASN Sports
May 3 - 7:25 PM

Orioles placed C Welington Castillo on the 10-day disabled list with shoulder tendinitis.

Castillo has been experiencing soreness around his neck and shoulder, so the Orioles sent him for an MRI on Tuesday morning. It mostly revealed good news -- no structural damage -- but Castillo is going to be out for at least a couple of weeks to let the tendinitis subside. Caleb Joseph is starting at catcher for the O's on Tuesday night. Francisco Pena has been recalled to back him up.
May 2 - 5:48 PM

Welington Castillo underwent an MRI on his neck and shoulder Tuesday.

Castillo was scratched from the Orioles' starting lineup on Monday after experiencing muscle spasms in his neck, and the club is worried that the ongoing discomfort may actually be stemming from his shoulder. Castillo is out of action again on Tuesday night against the Red Sox, with Caleb Joseph filling in at catcher. Look for a status update Wednesday.
May 2 - 4:21 PM

Welington Castillo (neck) is not in the Orioles' lineup Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Castillo was scratched because of neck spasms on Monday and will get another night off on Tuesday. Caleb Joseph will fill in behind the dish and bat ninth against Red Sox lefty Chris Sale. For now, consider Castillo day-to-day.
May 2 - 3:56 PM

Welington Castillo was scratched from the Orioles' lineup Monday due to neck spasms.

Castillo first starting having the spasms back in spring training and they've been an issue off and on since. It's not expected to be a disabled list situation, but it's possible that could change if it continues to linger. Caleb Joseph is filling in behind the plate Monday.
May 1 - 5:45 PM

Welington Castilo went 3-for-6 and drove in a run in the 11th as the Orioles beat the Yankees 7-4 on Sunday.

Mark Trumbo singled in the go-ahead run in the 11th before Castillo provided a little insurance. Castillo is batting .314 in 70 at-bats this season. He hasn't done a whole lot else -- he has just one homer, six RBI and two walks -- but the Orioles will take it.
Apr 30 - 6:13 PM

Welington Castillo is not in the Orioles' starting lineup on Saturday.

Just a routine day of rest for the hard-hitting backstop. Caleb Joseph will start behind the dish and is batting ninth against Michael Pineda and the Yankees on Saturday.
Apr 29 - 10:32 AM

Welington Castillo is not in the Orioles' lineup Thursday against the Reds.

It's a routine day off for the 29-year-old. Manager Buck Showalter said it's just a coincidence that Caleb Joseph is catching Wade Miley for the third time in a row and insisted that Joseph is not Miley's personal catcher. Castillo has hit .326 this season, but has yet to homer in 43 at-bats.
Apr 20 - 6:24 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Hyun Soo Kim
2Joey Rickard
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Seth Smith
2Anthony Santander
DH1Mark Trumbo
2Trey Mancini
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Kevin Gausman
3Dylan Bundy
4Wade Miley
5Ubaldo Jimenez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Alec Asher
6Richard Bleier
7Jayson Aquino
8Tyler Wilson