SUSWelington Castillo
C CWS
12 hours ago

Castillo (suspension) has joined Triple-A Charlotte for his rehab assignment.

EDGE Analysis

Castillo has been on rehab assignment in Arizona to this point but makes his way to the Knights as he nears his return to the White Sox. The 31-year-old is eligible to return from his 80-game suspension Aug. 23 in Detroit, but the White Sox won't rush to return him to the active roster. The veteran catcher will serve as designated hitter with Charlotte on Friday, but will need break off the rust behind the plate before returning to Chicago.

SUSWelington Castillo
C CWS
3 days ago

Castillo (suspension) has been on a rehab assignment in Arizona in preparation for his reinstatement, Phil Thompson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Castillo, who was suspended for 80 games on May 24, is eligible to rejoin the White Sox on Aug. 23 in Detroit, but the team likely won't bring him back right away. "Hopefully we'll know exactly where he's at in the next couple of days," manager Rick Renteria said. "He's still a little bit away, but still got to get himself back and playing." Renteria added that Castillo needs to brush up on his catching skills as well. It certainly helps the White Sox that Omar Narvaez has picked up the slack since Castillo received the suspension. That gives the team some space to make sure Castillo gets some at-bats under his belt, and that he can make the throws a catcher has to make.

SUSWelington Castillo
C CWS
3 months ago

Castillo was suspended for 80 games Thursday after testing positive for a performance enhancing drug, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This suspension came as expected after Castillo tested positive for a PED, although it wasn't officially handed down until Thursday. Castillo won't be eligible to return until mid-August.

SUSWelington Castillo
C CWS
3 months ago

Castillo will be suspended 80 games for violating Major League Baseball's joint drug agreement, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Castillo apparently tested positive for a PED. The suspension is expected to be officially announced Thursday, but this is a tough blow for Castillo and fantasy owners alike. The backstop had been heating up at the dish prior to this news, hitting .319/.333/.553 with three homers across 13 games in May. Castillo will be eligible to return around mid-August. Until then, Omar Narvaez figures to take over as the White Sox's primary backstop, while Kevan Smith could be summoned as additional catching depth.

SUSWelington Castillo
C CWS
3 months ago

Castillo went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a double in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Castillo has recorded a hit in seven of his last eight games, bringing his slash line to .270/.314/.477. He has six home runs and 15 RBI to go along with five doubles and 12 runs scored. On May 1 Castillo was hitting .221, and he's done well over the month to raise up his numbers.

SUSWelington Castillo
C CWS
3 months ago

Castillo went 2-for-3 with a solo home run Sunday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Castillo got the White Sox on the board in the second inning, blasting his sixth home run of the season. It was first since his multi-home run effort on May 8, but he had remained relatively productive in the meantime, going 9-for-28 in that span. He is now hitting .260/.306/.471 in 104 at-bats this season.

SUSWelington Castillo
C CWS
3 months ago

Castillo is not in the lineup Saturday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Castillo is hitting well enough through 29 games for the White Sox, posting a .248/.296/.436 slash line with five homers. He hasn't been able to match the .282/.323/.490 line he posted last season, but his numbers are more or less in line with his career stats and are completely adequate for a catcher. Omar Narvaez will get the start in his place Saturday.

SUSWelington Castillo
C CWS
3 months ago

Castillo is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the White Sox facing a quick turnaround Wednesday following their 7-0 loss in the series opener, it's no surprise Castillo will be gifted the day off after going 1-for-4 while playing all nine innings behind the plate Tuesday night. Omar Narvaez checks in behind the plate and will bat seventh.

SUSWelington Castillo
C CWS
3 months ago

Castillo is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Castillo will take a seat after four consecutive starts and afford Omar Narvaez some work behind the dish. The 31-year-old's bat is beginning to heat up after an abdominal issue briefly sidelined him earlier in the month, with Castillo recording six hits in 19 at-bats and homering twice over his past five appearances.

SUSWelington Castillo
C CWS
3 months ago

Castillo went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Tuesday's 10-6 loss to the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Castillo recently dealt with an abdominal strain that forced him to miss a stretch of games last week, but his two-homer explosion Tuesday is evidence that the injury is behind him. It was the seventh multi-homer game of his career.