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7 Welington Castillo C
Height/Weight: 5-10/210 | Birthdate: 4/24/1987 | Birthplace: San Isidro, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Arizona | College: No College | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $503,000 | Owned/Started%: 7/5 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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D-Backs C Welington Castillo goes yard in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) Diamondbacks catcher Welington Castillo blasted a three-run homer in the top of the second inning during Sunday afternoon's 6-4 win over the Padres. 

Castillo's homer gives him six for the season. Castillo finished the day 1 for 4, meaning the homer was his only hit of the game. The three RBI increase Castillo's season total to 18. 

Castillo now has a slash line of .200/.260/.400. 


Welington Castillo homers, drives in two for Diamondbacks


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Diamondbacks catcher Welington Castillo went 1 for 3 with a walk. He extended his hitting streak to four games and has driven in at least one run in each. 

Castillo hit his fifth home run and reached 12 RBI on the year. 


D-Backs C Welington Castillo hits homer in win over Angels


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Diamondbacks catcher Welington Castillo blasted a solo home run in Wednesday night's 3-2 win over the Angels. 

Castillo's home run gives him four for the year. He finished the game against the Angels 2 for 4. He now holds a slash line of .189/.248/.347.


Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo hits go-ahead homer in win


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/7/2015) Newly acquired catcher Welington Castillo is already paying dividends for the Diamondbacks. He hit a two-run homer with two outs in the seventh inning to lift his team over the Mets 2-0 on Saturday.

"That was fantastic," D-backs manager Chip Hale said, per MLB.com. "We know this guy can hit, he just needs the at-bats, needs to get comfortable. He picked a good time to hit his first home run for us."

The two-run blast came off of Mets starter Bartolo Colon, who was unblemished prior to that.

"Bartolo Colon is a guy that throws a lot of sinkers," Castillo said. "He's a groundball guy and he keeps the ball down and I saw on that one that he left it a little bit up and middle in and that was the pitch to hit and I hit it out."

Castillo, who came to Arizona this week in a trade from the Mariners, bounced back from a four strikeout performance in his debut with the Diamondbacks on Friday with what turned out to be the game-winning home run on Saturday.

Castillo went 1 for 2 on the night, bringing his batting average to .162 in 74 at-bats this season.


C Welington Castillo makes Diamondbacks debut Friday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/5/2015) Catcher Welington Castillo, who came to the Diamondbacks as part of this week's Mark Trumbo trade with the Mariners, will make his Arizona debut Friday against the Mets, hitting seventh in the lineup. 

Castillo, one of the better defensive catchers in baseball, will try to aid a D-Backs staff that's 13th in the NL in ERA. Castillo is hitting just .162 in 68 at-bats over 30 games this season with three different teams. 


D-Backs unsure how to split time between Castillo, Saltalamacchia


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale told reporters that he's still uncertain how he'll split up the workload behind the plate between Welington Castillo and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, per the Arizona Republic.

"Is it three out of five, is it every other day? I don't know right now," Hale said. "I think they'll sort of play their way into it."

Castillo was acquired by the Diamondbacks from Seattle in a six-player trade that involved Mark Trumbo. Arizona will be the third team he's played for this season. After starting more than 100 games in 2013 and 2014, the 28-year-old catcher has had only 12 starts between the Cubs and the Mariners this season.

"It's hard because it's new," Castillo said. "Everything happening to me now is new. I've never been in this role."

Saltalamacchia signed a minor-league deal with Arizona in May and was promoted to the majors from Triple-A in late May. He has five hits in his first 19 at-bats with the Diamondbacks this season, including a home run on Thursday.


Diamondbacks add Welington Castillo to catcher rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Welington Castillo is on the move again after the Diamondbacks acquired him in a six-player trade Wednesday that sent Mark Trumbo to the Mariners. Castillo was acquired by Seattle in a May 19 trade with the Cubs.

Arizona was looking for some help at catcher after losing Tuffy Gosewisch to a torn ACL. Jordan Pacheco and Jarrod Saltalamacchia have handled the catching duties since Gosewisch got hurt last week.

"Not that Salty's not the answer, but we really wanted to address that area. [Jake] Lamb's going to be coming off the disabled list pretty soon, so it's just going to create more of a logjam for us," Arizona general manager Dave Stewart said, per ESPN.com. "With Yasmany [Tomas] swinging the bat as well as he is, it created a situation where we really needed to open up some space for him."


Diamondbacks trade Mark Trumbo to Mariners in six-player deal


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) The Mariners have acquired outfielder Mark Trumbo and Vidal Nuno from the Diamondbacks for catcher Welington Castillo, pitcher Dominic Leone, infielder Jack Reinheimer and outfielder Gabby Guerrero.  

Trumbo is hitting .259/.299/.506 this season. Trumbo figures to add power to a Seattle lineup that has been about average this year as the Mariners have a collective .395 slugging percentage.

"You look where we're at offensively and we're not doing exactly what I thought we'd do or what most people thought we'd do, and Trumbo is a guy that brings an awful lot to the table," Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said, per MLB.com. "He's a big power hitter that will bat somewhere in the middle of the lineup and will be very good insurance for the ballclub." 

Late last week, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported the Diamondbacks were potentially interested in dealing Trumbo, who has nine home runs and 23 RBI this season. 

Zduriencik said Trumbo can play either corner-outfield spot, as well as designated hitter and first base.

"We'll have a rotation system where he'll get his ABs along with Nelson Cruz and the other corner players," Zduriencik said. "That will still unfold. More than anything else, to bring the bat to this organization is what we're desiring to do."


Mariners' Welington Castillo in, Mike Zunino out Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Mariners catcher Welington Castillo is starting over Mike Zunino in Sunday's matchup with the Indians.

It'll be Castillo's fourth start since joining the Mariners, with whom he's 2 for 15 with two RBI. Zunino is getting a break after going 3 for 14 while starting four straight games.

The Mariners are a coin flip (-105) with the Indians on Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.


Robinson Cano moves from second to DH for Mariners


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) 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
(5/22/2015) 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
(5/21/2015) 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
(5/20/2015) 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
(5/19/2015) 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.


Mariners' Lloyd McClendon on trade: 'Mike Zunino is our catcher'


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/19/2015) Despite Tuesday's acquisition of Welington Castillo, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon confirmed on MLB Network Radio that Mike Zunino is still the team's starting catcher.

Zunino has struggled offensively thus far in 2015, as he is sporting a meager .179 batting average with five home runs. He showed some signs of a life with a two-homer game last week, but he has just two hits in his 14 at-bats since then. 

Worthy of note, current reserve catcher Jesus Sucre is also not producing at the plate, as his batting average is below .100 in 15 at-bats this year.


Cubs trade Welington Castillo to Mariners for Yoervis Medina


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) The Cubs have traded catcher Welington Castillo to the Mariners in exchange for pitcher Yoervis Medina, the team announced on Tuesday.

Castillo has served as the Cubs' No. 3 catcher this season, hitting .163/.234/.349 with two home runs and five RBI in 43 at-bats. The trade leaves the Cubs with Miguel Montero and David Ross behind the plate.

"He has the ability to hit, and he's got power," general manager Jack Zduriencik said, per MLB.com. "He has a very good throwing arm and is a good [pitch] blocker. He has a nice skill set. There are those that debate whether he could have been a starting catcher at this level. I think we're getting someone with ability, and we'll see how he fits in with our club."

Castillo will join the Mariners, where No. 1 catcher Mike Zunino has hit .179/.241/.358 with five home runs and 11 RBI in 106 at-bats. Backup Jesus Sucre is just 1 for 15 in six games.

"I don't think anybody is comfortable with having enough pitching," Zduriencik said, per MLB.com. "But catching at the major-league level is a very challenging position. It's difficult to get through the season with one or two catchers. We've been fortunate to have a healthy Mike Zunino, but a couple years ago, he was out six weeks with a broken hamate. It's a position on the field where if you can add depth, it's in your best interest to do it."

Medina, who will report to Triple-A Iowa, has made 12 appearances in his third season in the majors, posting a 3.00 ERA and 9:7 K:BB ratio in 12 innings. He struck out more than one batter per inning in each of the last two seasons while posting ERAs under 3.00 in each.


Cubs C Welington Castillo gets another start on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo is in the starting lineup for Friday's matinee against the Pirates. This will be Castillo's first back-to-back starts this season. Castillo started Thursday's game against the Mets and went hitless in three at-bats.

With the Cubs facing a left-hander for the second day in a row, manager Joe Maddon opted to keep Miguel Montero on the bench, despite the fact that Montero is 3 for 8 against lefties this season.

David Ross, who pinch-hit and stayed in to catch on Thursday, left the game with abdominal tightness, and likely isn't available for Friday's game.


Riding six-game hit streak, Cubs C Miguel Montero sits Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/5/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero, who had started three straight behind the dish, was given the night off on Tuesday against the Cardinals. Montero has been heating up lately, as he is riding a six-game hitting streak heading into Tuesday's game. But manager Joe Maddon will opt to give him a rest with left-hander Tyler Lyons on the mound for St. Louis.

Welington Castillo , who hasn't played since April 28, was starting behind the dish on Tuesday.


Third-string catcher David Ross gets start for Cubs


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Cubs third-string catcher David Ross got a rare start in Friday's game at Cincinnati. Ross was listed seventh in the order, getting just his fourth start of the season, matching the total of Welington Castillo. Miguel Montero has eight starts behind the plate. 

The Cubs are -110 money line favorites at Cincinnati. 


Cubs catcher Miguel Montero back in the lineup Wednesdsay


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is back in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Pirates, the team announced. 

Montero, who has split time with Welington Castillo behind the plate, will make his eighth start and is hitting .172 with two home runs and six RBI in 29 at-bats. The Cubs are currently the underdogs (+103) against Pittsburgh, according to VegasInsider.com.


Welington Castillo homers in Cubs win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo hit a solo home run in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 9-8 win over Pittsburgh. 

Castillo also hit a double and went 2 for 5 on the day, raising his average to .250. He drove in two runs, giving him five on the year and went deep for the second time this season.  


Cubs catcher Welington Castillo gets third start Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Cubs third-string catcher Welington Castillo drew his third start of the season Tuesday against the Pirates. His history against Francisco Liriano likely played a part in manager Joe Maddon's decision-making.

Castillo has a career .333 (4 for 12) average against the veteran lefty. He also has one home run, two RBI, three walks and five strikeouts.


Cubs' Castillo hoping to earn more playing time after pinch-hit HR


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo made the best out of his limited role with a two-run, pinch-hit home run in a 3-2 loss to the Reds on Tuesday. Castillo has two hits in his first six at-bats. He remains hopeful that his success at the plate will eventually lead to more playing time, per the Chicago Tribune.

"I know he doesn't like it," manager Joe Maddon said. "I don't want him to like it, actually. He's really good. That's what I felt all along.

"His last three pinch hits, the ball has been hit hard every time and had some big knocks. But it indicates how good of a player he can be, given an opportunity."


Welington Castillo's two-run pinch-hit HR not enough in Cubs' loss


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/15/2015) Welington Castillo provided all the entire Cubs' offense on Tuesday, connecting for a two-run pinch hit home run off Reds reliever Kevin Gregg.

The Cubs came up short, falling 3-2.




Cubs' Castillo doesn't change approach despite being third catcher


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) The Cubs had a different starting catcher for the third time in three games to open the season Friday against the Rockies, as Welington Castillo drew his first start. 

Although Castillo is now third on the catcher's depth chart behind Miguel Montero and David Ross, his approach hasn't changed.

"I came into the season with my mind ready like I’m going to play every day," Castillo said, per the Chicago Tribune. "That’s my mindset, even though I’m not playing. That’s how my mind is.

"I just got to be ready for whenever they want me to play or how they want me to use me."

Although there is no indication a deal is pending, there is the possibility the Cubs could trade Castillo.

"Sure, anything can happen," Castillo said. "This is a business, so I’m just here to play and win games, whatever they need me to do or if they're going to trade me or if something happens."