Welington Castillo
C CWS
3 days ago

Castillo is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Castillo will head to the bench for the second time in the last three games as James McCann will catch Carlos Rodon. The pair have split time fairly evenly thus far behind the plate, with Castillo making 10 starts to McCann's nine.

Welington Castillo
C CWS
4 days ago

Castillo went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 9-7 loss to the Tigers on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

It's been a very slow start for Castillo. He is hitting just .171, but actually that's an improvement from .083 a few days ago. He's 4-for-11 (.364) in the last three games. Castillo is slashing .171/.358/.371 with two homers, six RBI and two runs in 35 at-bats during 12 games this season.

Welington Castillo
C CWS
5 days ago

Castillo is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Castillo's absence doesn't come as much of a surprise after he spent all 18 innings behind the dish in the first two games of hte series Monday and Tuesday. James McCann will catch for Lucas Giolito as Chicago looks to push its winning streak to four.

Welington Castillo
C CWS
6 days ago

Castillo went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's 5-4 win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

The catcher's first homer of the year was a clutch one, as he took Brad Boxberger deep in the eighth inning to produce the game-winning runs. Castillo still has a woeful .107/.324/.214 slash line through 10 games, but Monday's heroics may provide the confidence boost he needs to get on track.

Welington Castillo
C CWS
1 week ago

Castillo is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Castillo will hit the bench after starting in five of the White Sox's past six games. James McCann will fill in for Castillo behind the plate, catching starting pitcher Carlos Rodon.

Welington Castillo
C CWS
2 weeks ago

Castillo will start behind the plate and serve as the White Sox's cleanup hitter Sunday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

With the left-handed Wade LeBlanc on the mound for Seattle, the White Sox will drop Yonder Alonso down in the order from his usual No. 4 spot to make room in the heart of the lineup for the right-handed Castillo. The move up in the order could make Castillo a more interesting option in DFS contests than he normally might be.

Welington Castillo
C CWS
2 weeks ago

Castillo is not starting Saturday against Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

The White Sox continue to alternate their catchers, with James McCann taking his turn in Saturday's contest. Expect Castillo back in the lineup Sunday if the pattern continues.

Welington Castillo
C CWS
3 weeks ago

Castillo is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Indians, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The White Sox haven't cleared Castillo to start consecutive games while he continues to manage a lower-back issue, so he'll check out of the lineup in the series finale after catching Monday's game. James McCann steps in behind the plate in Castillo's stead.

Welington Castillo
C CWS
3 weeks ago

Castillo has a lower-back issue that prevents him from catching on consecutive days, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

This explains why James McCann has started two of the first three games, including Lucas Giolito's gem of a start Sunday. Castillo played the second game of the season Saturday, going 1-for-3 with a walk.

Welington Castillo
C CWS
3 weeks ago

Castillo is on the bench for the second time in three games Sunday against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Castillo was the presumed starter for the White Sox throughout drat season, but it's been James McCann in an apparent starting role through the first three games of the season. It's an odd decision, as Castillo's career 100 wRC+ is far better than McCann's 75, and neither has a particularly strong reputation as a pitch framer. It may take some time to see if Castillo is truly headed for a backup role or if the pair is set for more of a 50-50 split.