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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||210.00||6.00||.238||25.00||19.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Tampa Bay||5||0||0|| .000|| .000|| .000|
|vs RHP||38||5||1|| .186|| .237|| .132|
|12/23/2014||Welington Castillo, C SEA|
Bobby Parnell, RP NYM
|Nathan Eovaldi, SP NYY|
Chris Heisey, LF LAD
|12/17/2014||Brandon Drury, 3B ARI||Welington Castillo, C SEA|
|12/14/2014||Wilin Rosario, 1B COL|
Zack Wheeler, SP NYM
|Welington Castillo, C SEA|
Shane Greene, SP DET
Greg Holland, RP KC
|Last 10 Games|
Robinson Cano moves from second to DH for Mariners
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/24/15) Robinson Cano gets a day off from the field on Sunday for the first time this season. After starting the first 42 games for the Mariners at second base, Cano is in the lineup as DH.
Brad Miller replaces Cano at second base, batting leadoff.
"He played second in spring training quite a bit," McClendon said to The News Tribune. "If you can play short, you can play second. Is he the greatest second baseman in the world? No. But he'll make the plays. He'll be fine."
The Mariners also started Welington Castillo at catcher for the second time this year, giving Mike Zunino a rest.
Mariners include Mike Zunino, Welington Castillo in Friday's lineup
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(5/22/15) The Mariners are starting both of their catchers Friday night against Toronto. Manager Lloyd McClendon gave Mike Zunino the nod behind the plate. He will hit ninth in the order.
Newly-acquired catcher Welington Castillo will make his second start of the season -- this time as a designated hitter. He remains in the sixth-hole.
Seattle is favored (-149) against Marco Estrada and the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, per VegasInsider.com.
Welington Castillo to make his Mariner debut on Thursday
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(5/21/15) Newly-acquired catcher Welington Castillo is in the Mariners' starting lineup for the first time this season. He will bat sixth, replacing Mike Zunino in the lineup Thursday afternoon against Baltimore.
Castillo hit .163 with five RBI in 43 at-bats this season with the Cubs.
Seattle is an underdog (+105) at Camden Yards, per VegasInsider.com.
Mariners' McClendon says Welington Castillo will start Thursday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/20/15) Mariners manager Llyod McClendon has said that newly-acquired catcher Welington Castillo will make his first start as a Mariner in Thursday's series-finale against the Orioles, according to the Tacoma News Tribune.
Castillo was acquired by the Mariners from the Cubs on Tuesday. He is still expected to be the backup to Mike Zunino, who is starting in Wednesday's game. But with Thursday's game being a day game, McClendon will take the opportunity to give Castillo the nod behind the dish.
"Obviously, he gives us a lot more depth within organization," McClendon said, per MLB.com. "From that perspective, it's a pretty good darn baseball move. To think how physical and tough catching is, and the number of catchers that have gone down this year. If something were to happen to Zunino, I don't think we had the depth in our minor-league system to perform at this level."
Mariners to activate Welington Castillo, option Jesus Sucre
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/19/15) The Mariners will activate catcher Welington Castillo on Tuesday and option Jesus Sucre to Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday, according to The Seattle Times.
Castillo was acquired by Seattle on Monday in a trade with Chicago. He is hitting .163 with five RBI in 43 at-bats this season.
|2014 summary: Welington Castillo hit as many home runs (13) as Jonathan Lucroy and Miguel Montero, and in considerably fewer at-bats, but it's no coincidence that the Cubs' catcher is a relatively obscure Fantasy option while Lucroy and Montero were mixed-league mainstays. Castillo hasn't played quite as regularly as many other starting catchers, and perhaps because he has been embedded in a meek Cubs lineup he hasn't been a robust run producer. Even though Castillo showed decent power for his position, he barely cracked the top 30 among catchers in Fantasy value.
Playing time status: Castillo got steady playing time in his second full season as the Cubs' primary catcher, though a midseason ribcage injury prevented him from topping the 428 plate appearances he logged in 2013. Castillo is heading into this season healthy, but it could all be for naught unless he is dealt, as the Cubs acquired Montero to be their starting catcher this offseason.
2015 outlook: Should Castillo latch on as some team's primary catcher, even with more playing time, his upside is that of a No. 2 catcher in a standard mixed Rotisserie league. He simply strikes out too often, and last season's .237 batting average is a better indicator of what to expect this season than the .274 mark he posted in 2013.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/27/15||@ TB||1:10 pm||Chris Archer|
|5/28/15||CLE||10:10 pm||Corey Kluber|
|5/29/15||CLE||10:10 pm||Trevor Bauer|
|5/30/15||CLE||10:10 pm||Shaun Marcum|
|5/31/15||CLE||4:10 pm||Danny Salazar|
|6/1/15||NYY||10:10 pm||Michael Pineda|
|6/2/15||NYY||10:10 pm||CC Sabathia|