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5 Welington Castillo C
Height/Weight: 5-10/210 | Birthdate: 4/24/1987 | Birthplace: San Isidro, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: No College | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $503,000 | Owned/Started%: 13/9 | Average Draft Position: 263.61
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Welington Castillo returns to lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo is in his team's starting lineup for Saturday's Game 2 against the Pirates.

Castillo was expected to return Saturday after missing Friday's game with lower back tightness. He has hit .234/.293/.386 with 11 home runs and 39 RBI in 329 at-bats.


Welington Castillo expected back Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo is expected to return to the lineup for the second game of Saturday's pseudo-doubleheader, according to MLB.com.

Castillo was sidelined Friday due to lower back tightness, in a game that was suspended by rain, but he should be back in the lineup for the regularly scheduled action Saturday. 


Welington Castillo out Friday with back problem


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo has been scratched from the Friday lineup against Pittsburgh with lower back tightness. He is considered day-to-day.

Castillo is on a 5-for-12 mini-streak that followed a 1-for-20 slide.


Welington Castillo swats 11th home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo went 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBI in his team's 4-2 win over the Brewers Monday.

Castillo put his team on the board with an RBI single in the second inning and followed it up with a two-run blast in the fourth. He was just 1 for 20 in his last six games before Monday's win. Castillo has hit .231/.291/.380 with 11 home runs and 37 RBI in 321 at-bats.


Welington Castillo slugs ninth home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 7-3 loss to the Mets Saturday.

Castillo put his team on the board with his fifth-inning shot, which was his second home run in the month. He has hit .240/.305/.389 with nine home runs and 33 RBI in 283 at-bats.


Welington Castillo draws two walks in three straight games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo hit his eighth home run during a 6-5 win Tuesday at Colorado. He finished 1 for 3 with two RBI and two walks.

Castillo got Chicago on the scoreboard with a home run leading off the sixth inning. He cut the deficit to 3-2 with a bases-loaded walk in the seventh inning. Castillo has drawn two walks in three straight games.

Castillo is batting .260 with a .351 on-base percentage, .460 slugging percentage, .811 OPS, two home runs, four doubles, six RBI, three runs and seven walks in his last 13 games.


Welington Castillo activated from DL Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo (rib) was activated off the 15-day disabled list prior to Sunday's game against the Pirates. However, Castillo was not in the starting lineup against Pittsburgh, as John Baker drew the start.

Castillo hit .375 (3 for 8) with one RBI, two walks and one stolen base in two games during a rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa.


Welington Castillo plays nine innings behind the plate


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo played behind the plate for the entirety of his rehab debut Friday with Triple-A Iowa.

Castillo, who is working his way back from a rib injury, caught all nine innings and batted five times in the game. He went 1 for 5 with an RBI, and did not appear to suffer any kind of setback.  


Welington Castillo held out of rehab due to rain


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2014) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo was set to begin his rehab assignment at Triple-A Thursday, but inclement weather caused a delay and ultimately kept him off the field. Iowa's manager told MLB.com he opted to hold Castillo out as a precaution, but does expect him to play Friday.  

Welington Castillo to begin rehab assignment Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo is set to begin his rehab stint at Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, per CSNChicago.com.

Castillo has been out with a rib cage injury since June 1.


Welington Castillo runs, takes swings Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo took 25 to 30 dry swings and 15 to 20 swings off a tee Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

Castillo was also able to do some running and didn't have any complaints with Wednesday's baseball activities. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list last week with a rib cage injury. Castillo has hit .242/.287/.385 with five home runs and 21 RBI in 161 at-bats.


Welington Castillo hits DL


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) The Cubs put catcher Welington Castillo on the 15-day disabled list with a left rib cage injury. He's hitting .242 with five homers and 21 RBI in 161 at-bats.

Welington Castillo gets a rest Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo was not in the starting lineup Saturday.

It's assumed to be a normal day off for Castillo. He started Friday night's game, and the team likely doesn't want to use him during a early Saturday game. In 160 at-bats, Castillo is hitting .244/.288/.388.


Welington Castillo gets a rest Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo was not in the team's starting lineup Wednesday.

Castillo will be replaced by John Baker behind the plate. It's assumed to be a normal day off for Castillo. He should return to action Thursday.


Welington Castillo hits fifth home run


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2014) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo hit his fifth home run Sunday against the Brewers.

Castillo wasted no time getting to work. With one man on, Castillo stepped to the plate in the second inning against Marco Estrada. On the third pitch of the at-bat, Castillo took a 77 mph changeup from Estradad out to left for the two run shot. It was Castillo's only hit of the game.

He finished 1 for 4, with one run and two RBI.


Welington Castillo not in Thursday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) Cubs starting catcher Welington Castillo won't be the starting catcher Thursday afternoon in St. Louis. He has been given the day off.

Castillo has emerged from a 1-for-23 slump with four hits in his last three games, but his average has dropped from .300 to .248 in May.


Hitters to sit in Week 7


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/10/2014) Frustrated with Aramis Ramirez yet? Wonder how much longer Colby Rasmus' power surge can last? Both are "sits" for me in Fantasy Week 7 (May 12-18), along with Welington Castillo, James Loney, Martin Prado and Jimmy Rollins.

Of course, whether or not you should actually sit them depends on what else is available to you. For additional context, check out the latest edition of Start and Sit Hitters.


Welington Castillo gets a breather Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo was not in the team's starting lineup Sunday.

Castillo will receive a normal day of rest. He'll be replaced by John Baker behind the plate. Through 84 at-bats, Castillo is hitting .286. 


Welington Castillo hits fourth homer in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo tried to spark a rally with a late home run Saturday, but it wasn't enough in a 5-3 loss to the Brewers.

Castillo took Marco Estrada deep in the eighth inning for a two-run home run, chopping a four-run deficit in half. It was has only impact in the game, as Castillo finished 1 for 3 with one run scored.

Castillo is hitting .246/.288/.449 on the season, with four home runs and 11 RBI in 18 games.   


Welington Castillo continues to heat up


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo continued his strong play Saturday, in an 8-4 win over the Reds. Castillo went 2 for 4 in the game for his third multi-hit game in the last seven, adding a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in the win.

Castillo's average fell to .095 April 8, so he has put in work to get it back to .234. He is hitting .346 with two home run and six RBI over the last seven games. 


Welington Castillo smacks game-winning home run Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo played the role of hero Friday, going 2 for 5 with a three-run home run in the 11th inning to give his team a 6-3 win over the Cardinals in St. Louis.

Castillo has been slow to get things going with the bat, hitting just .212/.257/.424 with two home runs and five RBI in 33 at-bats after Friday's heroics. He's struck out 12 times on the season, including once Friday.


Welington Castillo feeling good after 16-inning game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo caught 10 innings opening day and was behind the plate for all 16 innings Wednesday. Even though Wednesday's game took nearly six hours, Castillo said he was feeling good Thursday despite getting the day off.

"After the game, I did eight minutes in the cold tub and I was fine," Castillo said, per MLB.com. "That's why I'm very happy, because my body feels like that after 16 innings. It's not 16 easy innings -- it was tough. We had long innings, we had foul balls, I got hit. My body feels really, really good. I'm really happy about it."


Welington Castillo praised by Cubs ace


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2014) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo has earned praise from ace starter Jeff Samardzija.

"Everything I've done in camp has been with Castillo," Samardzija told ESPN. "The way he's improving is unbelievable."

The 26-year-old Castillo has shown promise with the bat as well. He batted .274 with eight home runs and 32 RBI in 380 at-bats last season.


Cubs to 'make sure' Welington Castillo 'stays healthy'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2014) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo said he's had no problems with his right knee since undergoing surgery in September, reports MLB.com.

He was able to catch bullpen sessions Saturday, but the Cubs said they will be cautious with his workload this spring.

"We're going to monitor the innings he's catching, just like anybody who comes off something, especially a catcher," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Saturday. "He's working hard. We were out there this morning, and he was moving fine. We're aware of it, and we'll do what we can to make sure he stays healthy."


Cubs place Welington Castillo on DL


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/26/2013) The Cubs put catcher Welington Castillo on the 15-day disabled list Thursday. He underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday and was already ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Castillo played in 113 games in 2013, hitting .271 with eight home runs and 32 RBI.