Welington Castillo
C FA
2 weeks ago

Castillo turned down his $7 million option for the 2018 season Monday and will become a free agent, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After hitting .282/.323/.490 with 20 home runs and 53 RBI games in 2017, Castillo is set to hit the free agency market for the upcoming season. Castillo battled miscellaneous injuries and shared quite a bit of time behind the dish with Caleb Joseph last season. As a result, he played in 96 games, a significant decline from 2016's mark of 113 games. However, this didn't stop him from being productive. His 20 home runs were a career-high, and he surpassed the 50 RBI mark for the third consecutive year.

Welington Castillo
C FA
2 months ago

Castillo is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Castillo will end the season on the bench, as Caleb Joseph is starting behind the dish. Castillo's season was hindered by injuries, but he was effective when healthy. Over 96 games he hit .282/.323/.490 and slugged a career-high 20 home runs.

Welington Castillo
C FA
2 months ago

Castillo is not in the lineup against the Rays on Saturday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Castillo will receive a standard day off for maintenance purposes, after going 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts during Friday's contest. In his place, Chance Sisco will draw the start behind the plate.

Welington Castillo
C FA
2 months ago

Castillo is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

This will mark the third consecutive game that Castillo has sat out. However, despite his continued absence from the lineup, the team hasn't given any indication that Castillo is dealing with an injury. Chance Sisco will start at catcher and hit sixth Wednesday.

Welington Castillo
C FA
2 months ago

Castillo is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pirates, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chance Sisco will step in behind the plate to catch for starter Kevin Gausman. Castillo just sat Sunday and the team was off Monday, but there has been nothing to suggest the groin issue he dealt with recently is still a significant hindrance, nor has there been mention of a new injury.

Welington Castillo
C FA
2 months ago

Castillo is out of the lineup for Sunday's matchup against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Castillo made four plate appearances in Saturday's game, over which he reached base three times, drove in a run, and scored one himself. He'll get the day off while Chance Sisco serves as Baltimore's backstop and hits ninth.

Welington Castillo
C FA
2 months ago

Castillo is not in the lineup Friday against Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Castillo will get the day off after starting behind the dish two consecutive games. Although Castillo has hit 20 home runs over 92 games this season, his bat has gone quiet lately as he's picked up just two hits across his last seven games (18 at-bats). Caleb Joseph will hit ninth and fill in at catcher Friday.

Welington Castillo
C FA
2 months ago

Castillo is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

It's surprising Castillo is sitting out Tuesday against left-hander Drew Pomeranz given his .979 OPS against lefties this year, but less so when considering he went just 1-for-18 (.056) with nine strikeouts over his last six starts. Caleb Joseph will get the nod behind the plate in Castillo's place.

Welington Castillo
C FA
2 months ago

Castillo is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Over the last three games, Castillo has picked up just one hit across nine at-bats, although said hit was a home run. He'll rest Sunday as Caleb Joseph fills in at catcher.

Welington Castillo
C FA
2 months ago

Castillo went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer Friday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Castillo launched his 20th homer of the season to give the Orioles a short-lived lead in the second inning of a road defeat. Although he doesn't play every day, he's been an outstanding option at catcher this season, as he owns a .291/.327/.508 slash line.