Welington Castillo
C BAL
10 hours ago

Castillo went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer Saturday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Castillo crushed his eighth bomb of the campaign to put the Orioles on the board in the second inning of a road victory. With a .284 batting average along with a .462 slugging percentage, he's been a strong fantasy player at the catcher position.

Welington Castillo
C BAL
3 days ago

Castillo (shoulder) is in the lineup for Thursday's game against Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

Castillo sat out Wednesday with a sore right shoulder after getting struck by a foul ball while catching during Tuesday's contest. He appears good to go for the series finale with the Indians, as he will set up behind the dish and bat sixth.

Welington Castillo
C BAL
4 days ago

Updating a previous report, Castillo is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Indians due to a sore right shoulder, according to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Castillo picked up the injury during Tuesday's game, when he was struck by a foul ball while catching. The injury doesn't sound all that significant, and considering Castillo had started 11 straight games, he could probably benefit from the day off anyway. Caleb Joseph is starting behind the plate in Castillo's stead Wednesday.

Welington Castillo
C BAL
4 days ago

Castillo is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

Castillo has started each of the last 11 games at either catcher or designated hitter and has hit just .162 over that stretch, so he'll receive a needed day off as the Orioles go with Caleb Joseph behind the plate. Look for Castillo to draw back into the lineup for Thursday's series finale.

Welington Castillo
C BAL
1 week ago

Castillo went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, his sixth of the year, in Thursday's loss to the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

For the second time this week, the catcher was penciled in as the O's designated hitter. His non-stop role in the team's offense provides the 30-year-old with a level of volume unparalleled by many in the game at his position, increasing Castillo's value across all formats. The key to his worth is tied to the veteran's health. Due to two stays on the DL earlier this year, Castillo has played in just 35 of the club's 65 contests so far.

Welington Castillo
C BAL
2 weeks ago

Castillo (groin) was activated off the disabled list Saturday, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

EDGE Analysis

He had been sidelined since May 31 with a groin injury, but Castillo is ready to return and will bat seventh in the order Saturday against Luis Severino and the Yankees. His return resulted in Francisco Pena being designated for assignment for the second time this season. The last time Castillo came off the disabled list this season, he responded by hitting .367 with 10 RBI in his first seven games.

Welington Castillo
C BAL
2 weeks ago

Castillo (groin) will likely be activated from the disabled list Saturday against the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Orioles will be excited to get Castillo back, as he was raking before the injury with a .317/.339/.467 line over 29 games. If he is activated Saturday as expected, he will be making his return after the minimum 10 days on the disabled list.

Welington Castillo
C BAL
2 weeks ago

Castillo (groin) may earn a trip to Double-A Bowie for a rehab game Friday, Rich Dubroff of PressBoxonline reports.

EDGE Analysis

Castillo did some throwing Wednesday without suffering a setback, but the Orioles may still send him to Bowie in order to get him ready for his return. Manager Buck Showalter was unsure of whether the team would give Castillo a rehab assignment, but now it seems as though the catcher will wind up spending at least a game or two at the minor league level. Castillo is still expected to return this weekend when he is eligible to come off the DL.

Welington Castillo
C BAL
3 weeks ago

Castillo (groin) was able to throw to the bases in a workout Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Castillo noted that he experienced no discomfort with his groin while taking part in the session and indicated that he would be ready to come off the disabled list when eligible Saturday. It appears the Orioles plan to eschew a rehab assignment for Castillo and will instead have the backstop take part in a simulated game in Pittsburgh on Thursday or in Washington on Friday, or both days.

Welington Castillo
C BAL
3 weeks ago

Manager Buck Showalter said the Orioles want Castillo to catch in a minor-league game, but the club might have to settle for him participating in a simulated game, Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

The catcher took batting practice Tuesday, and is eligible to return for Saturday's contest at Yankee Stadium. Based on the timeline, there's really no window of opportunity for a rehab assignment. Furthermore, the fact that Showalter seems fine with a simulated game suggests Castillo's injury is not a major concern anyway.