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Welington Castillo | Catcher

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Welington Castillo is not in the Diamondbacks starting lineup on Saturday.
It's nothing more than a regular day of rest for Castillo. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will start behind the dish on Saturday and bat fifth for the D'Backs. Sep 19 - 12:50 PM

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Welington Castillo (wrist) is back in the Diamondbacks' lineup Friday.

Castillo was a late scratch from Wednesday's game due to a minor left wrist injury, but he's ready to go now. He's slugged 16 homers in 65 games for the D'Backs.
Sep 11 - 5:27 PM

Welington Castillo was a late scratch Wednesday due to a left wrist issue.

Castillo told reporters he could have played, but he'll rest in hopes of being back in the lineup on Friday. He was replaced by Jarrod Saltalamacchia on Wednesday.
Sep 9 - 9:26 PM

Welington Castillo went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Cardinals.

Castillo broke a scoreless tie in the second inning with a solo homer to right-center off of Lance Lynn. Despite not getting regular playing time until joining the D'Backs in early June, Castillo has already set a career-high in home runs and extended it to 17 on Monday. He's also knocked in 43 runs while batting .254/.332/.540.
Aug 25 - 1:46 AM

Welington Castillo clubbed his 16th home run in a 2-for-4 effort as the Diamondbacks topped the Reds on Sunday.

Castillo broke a scoreless tie in the top of the fourth inning, taking Raisel Iglesias out to left-center. He's had some kind of second half, now with nine home runs and 20 RBI in 107 plate appearances since the All-Star break. Overall, Castillo is hitting .250/.329/.527 with 16 home runs and 40 RBI.
Aug 23 - 4:15 PM

Welington Castillo went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a three-run triple as the Diamondbacks trampled the Phillies on Monday.

Castillo drilled a solo home run to right-center in the fifth inning, pushing the Diamondbacks' lead to 5-2. In the sixth, he struck the big blow in a six-run outburst with a bases-clearing triple. Castillo is one of the hottest hitters going right now, with eight home runs in his last 12 games. He's batting .266/.346/.574 with 15 home runs and 36 home runs overall.
Aug 11 - 12:45 AM

Wellington Castillo hit his 14th homer Friday against the Reds.

It's too bad Castillo is going to lose out on NL MVP honors just because the Diamondbacks weren't smart enough to originally acquire him from the Cubs in last winter's Miguel Montero deal, instead getting him as part of the Mark Trumbo trade in June. He's batting .299 with 12 homers in 137 at-bats as a member of the Diamondbacks.
Aug 8 - 12:34 AM

Welington Castillo went 2-for-4 with a walk and a three-run home run as the Diamondbacks beat the Nationals on Wednesday.

Castillo put the game out of reach for the Nationals when he drilled a three-run home run off of Matt Thornton in the eighth inning, making it an 8-2 game. It's the catcher's sixth home run in his last eight games, giving him 13 on the season and 11 as a Diamondback. Castillo has also knocked in 31 runs as part of an underrated offensive year.
Aug 5 - 11:07 PM

Welington Castillo hit another home run in Monday's victory versus the Nationals, finishing 1-for-4.

Castillo went back-to-back with David Peralta in the fourth inning against Doug Fister. His solo blast made it a 4-0 ballgame. The catcher has five home runs in his last six games, giving him 12 on the season and 10 since joining the Diamondbacks in early June.
Aug 3 - 9:57 PM

Welington Castillo belted a game-winning solo home run in the 10th inning on Friday, powering the Diamondbacks to a 6-4 victory over the Astros.

Castillo victimized Pat Neshek for the go-ahead blast, which was immediately followed by a solo shot off the bat of teammate Jake Lamb. Castillo finished the night 3-for-5 and scored three runs. He has been a tremendous addition to the Diamondbacks, hitting .293 (34-for-116) with nine homers and 20 RBI in just 36 games.
Aug 1 - 12:04 AM

Welington Castillo blasted a pair of home runs off Felix Hernandez on Wednesday, powering the Diamondbacks to an 8-2 victory over the Mariners in Seattle.

Castillo capped off a four-run uprising in the first inning with a two-run blast, then added a solo shot in the fourth. He finished the afternoon 2-for-3 plus a walk and is now hitting .280 (31-for-111) with eight homers and 19 RBI in 35 games with the Diamondbacks.
Jul 29 - 7:53 PM

Welington Castillo (elbow) is back in the Diamondbacks' lineup Wednesday.

Castillo sat out Tuesday after being hit in the elbow with a pitch Monday, but he's ready to roll now. He's hitting .269/.358/.500 with six homers in 34 games since arriving in Arizona.
Jul 29 - 1:12 PM

Welington Castillo (elbow) is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Tuesday.

Castillo left Monday's game after being hit on the elbow by a pitch. He looks to be day-to-day for now. Oscar Hernandez is catching Tuesday, while Jarrod Saltalamacchia is serving as the designated hitter.

Welington Castillo left Monday's game versus the Mariners after being hit on the elbow by a pitch.

Castillo didn't sound too optimistic about the injury after the game. "It doesn’t feel really good right now," he said. "We will see tomorrow." Jarrod Saltalamacchia would be in line for more playing time if Castillo is sidelined for a while.
Jul 28 - 2:26 AM

Welington Castillo went 1-for-4 with a solo home run as the Diamondbacks eked out a win over the Mariners on Monday.

Castillo pushed the Diamondbacks' lead to 2-0 with a solo shot off of Mike Montgomery in the second inning. The catcher has gone yard six times in 122 plate appearances as a member of the Diamondbacks, giving him eight total along with 23 RBI. Castillo is carrying a .238/.324/.457 line as a National Leaguer.
Jul 28 - 1:43 AM

Depth Charts

C1Welington Castillo
2Chris Herrmann
3Oscar Hernandez
4Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Chris Owings
2Aaron Hill
3Phil Gosselin
SS1Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
2Brandon Drury
LF1David Peralta
2Peter O'Brien
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
RF1Ender Inciarte
2Yasmany Tomas
3Gabby Guerrero
Starting Pitcher
S1Patrick Corbin
2Rubby De La Rosa
3Robbie Ray
4Chase Anderson
5Zack Godley
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Ziegler
2Daniel Hudson
3David Hernandez
4Randall Delgado
5Josh Collmenter
6Matt Reynolds
7AJ Schugel
8Silvino Bracho
9Matt Stites
10Andrew Chafin
11Enrique Burgos
12Keith Hessler
13Jake Barrett
14Evan Marshall