Welington Castillo

#7 C / Arizona Diamondbacks / EXP: 6YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 210 lb Age: 28 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Diamondbacks' Welington Castillo: Agrees to one-year deal

      Castillo and the Diamondbacks agreed to terms on a one-year, $3.7 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. Castillo impressed after coming over from Seattle last season, and manager Chip Hale said last month that Castillo is expected to enter the season at the team's starting catcher. Chris Herrmann and Oscar Hernandez currently sit behind Castillo on the depth chart.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Diamondbacks' Welington Castillo: Starting catcher heading into 2016

      Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Wednesday that Castillo has earned the starting catcher job based on his performance in 2015, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. After a blistering few months following a trade from Seattle, Castillo cooled down the stretch to the point where he was splitting time evenly with Jarrod Saltalamacchia. He still finished with 19 homers, 57 RBI and 42 runs scored in 110 games, and while he did take a step back defensively, he returned plus value behind the plate. Chris Herrmann and Oscar Hernandez are currently the top options behind Castillo on the depth chart.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Diamondbacks to convert OF Peter O'Brien to catcher next season

      Diamondbacksoutfielder Peter O' Brien will enter spring training next season as a catcher, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. O'Brien came up as a catcher, but made all three of his big league appearances this season in left field. With Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Welington Castillo both potentially hitting the free agent market, the Diamondbacks will enter the offseason with some uncertainty behind the plate, but O'Brien will have the opportunity to win the job.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo plates three in win over Rockies

      Diamondbacks catcher Welington Castillo went 1 for 3 with a walk, three RBI and a run scored in an 8-6 win over the Rockies on Thursday. Castillo has been slumping a bit as of late, but his second half has been pretty amazing considering the circumstances. He ranks in the top-five of all catchers in home runs and RBI since being acquired by the Diamondbacks and has been playing quite regularly. It remains to be seen if the Diamondbacks will rely on him in the future, but he certainly has made a nice case to reclaim the starting role next season.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Diamondbacks hold Welington Castillo out of Saturday's lineup

      Diamondbacks catcher Welington Castillo is out of the lineup Saturday against Giants, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports. With the Diamondbacks and Giants playing a day game after a night game, Castillo will receive a breather. Jarrod Saltalamacchia serves as the catcher for Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin.

    • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

      Diamondbacks scratch C Welington Castillo

      Diamondbacks catcher Welington Castillo was a late scratch Wednesday with a sore left wrist, per MLB.com. Castillo likely will return to the lineup on Friday. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will replace him in the lineup.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Diamondbacks' Welington Castillo collects four RBI in Monday's win

      Diamondbacks catcher Welington Castillo hit a triple and a home run to help send the D-Backs to a 13-3 win over the Phillies on Monday. Castillo went 2 for 4 at the plate with four RBI. He hit his 15th home run off the season when he connected off Aaron Harang for a solo shot in the fifth inning. Prior to his four-RBI game Monday, Castillo was hitting .351 with seven home runs and 10 RBI over his last 11 games (nine starts).

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Sizzling Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo blasts off again

      The Diamondbacks certainly have no beef with Welington. That is, new catcher Welington Castillo, who continued to rake Wednesday as a cleanup hitter. Castillo ripped his 13th home run in a win in Washington. It was his 10th since he arrived in Arizona on June 5. Castillo, who also singled and walked, has 11 hits in his last 28 at-bats with six home runs and eight RBI during that stretch.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo stays on recent power surge

      Diamondbacks catcher Welington Castillo continued his hot hitting in Monday's 6-4 win over the Nationals. Castillo went 1 for 4 in the game, connecting on his 12th home run of the year. His fourth-inning solo shot gave the D-Backs a 4-0 lead, and it's his fifth home run in his last six games. Castillo is batting .391 with six RBI over those six games, and 10 of his 12 home runs have come since being traded to Arizona in early June.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Diamondbacks' Welington Castillo plays DH, Jarrod Saltalamacchia catches

      The Diamondbacks play Houston at an American League park on Saturday, giving them a DH. Catcher Welington Castillo gets a break from the field, playing DH for the first time this year. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will play catcher for 16th time this year and first since July 4.

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