Castillo's absence from Wednesday's game against the Indians is due to left elbow soreness, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Castillo was originally listed in Chicago's lineup before being scratched with the injury. Fellow catchers Omar Narvaez and Kevan Smith are both in the lineup in his absence, with Narvaez serving as the designated hitter. Narvaez is the one more likely to gain at-bats while Castillo remains out.
Castillo was scratched from the lineup Wednesday against Cleveland for undisclosed reasons. It's unclear if the change is injury-related or simply strategic. Either way, Omar Narvaez will bat in Castillo's fifth spot as the designated hitter while Kevan Smith will move from DH to catcher.
Castillo is not in the lineup Tuesday against Cleveland. Castillo had a two-hit performance Sunday against Baltimore but is still hitting just .156 over nine games since returning from his suspension. Omar Narvaez will start behind the plate.
Castillo is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Royals. Castillo sits after starting seven of the last eight games. He went just 3-for-26 over that stretch. Omar Narvaez will get the call behind the plate.
Castillo is in the lineup Tuesday against the Royals. Castillo has now started seven of the last eight games -- five times at catcher and twice as the designated hitter. He's hit just 3-for-23 since rejoining the team in early September, but he has the playing time and a track record as an above-average offensive player at the position.
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