Wed, 14 Dec 2016 22:29:05 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles agreed to terms with free-agent C Welington Castillo (Diamondbacks) on a one-year deal with a second-year player option Wednesday, Dec. 14, according to an industry source.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 20:19:14 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo (neck) was scratched Wednesday, Sept. 7, against the Los Angeles Dodgers due to tightness in his right trapezius muscle. C Chris Herrmann replaced him.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 16:19:45 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo was reinstated from the bereavement list Monday, Aug. 15.
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:01:53 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo was transferred from the paternity list to the bereavement list Friday, Aug. 12.
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 11:25:14 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo was placed on the paternity list Tuesday, Aug. 9.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:05:48 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo is not in the starting lineup Monday, July 25. C Tuffy Gosewisch is doing the catching and is hitting seventh against Milwaukee Brewers SP Chase Anderson.
Fantasy Tip: It looks to be a normal day off for Castillo. Replace him everywhere. Gosewisch has a limited offensive ceiling and is batting .263 with a homer and three RBI in 19 at-bats this year. Consider him a desperation pick in daily formats.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:30:27 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Jake Lamb and OF Michael Bourn are not in the starting lineup against Cincinnati Reds SP Brandon Finnegan Sunday, July 24. INF/OF Chris Owings will hit sixth and play center field, while INF/OF Brandon Drury will bat seventh and play third base. In addition, INF Phil Gosselin will bat second and play second base, OF Rickie Weeks will hit cleanup and start in left field and C Welington Castillo will bat fifth and start behind the plate.
Fantasy Tip: Arizona is using a lineup exclusively made up of right-handed and switch hitters against the lefty Finnegan this afternoon, which explains the absences of Bourn and Lamb. Although he has struggled recently, Weeks may be worthy of consideration as a value play in DFS because he is hitting fourth and has performed well on the road (.304) and against southpaws (.278) this season.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:26:08 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo and SS Nick Ahmed are not in the lineup against the Cincinnati Reds SP Keyvius Sampson on Saturday, July 23. INF/OF Chris Owings will fill in for Ahmed and hit fifth, while C Tuffy Gosewisch will replace Castillo behind the plate and bat eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Castillo is batting a miserable .158 in July, but this appears to be nothing more than a day off as he is in no danger of losing his job to Gosewisch. Owings will be making his first big-league appearance since June 5 after recovering from a foot injury, but neither Gosewisch nor Owings is worth using outside of NL-only leagues today.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:48:00 -0700
Updating a previous report, Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo (hand) was out of the starting lineup against the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday, July 20, because of a minor hand injury suffered after being hit by a pitch Monday, July 18. However, manager Chip Hale said he was fine and added that he was available off the bench.
Fantasy Tip: Through 69 games this season, Castillo is batting .261 with 10 home runs and 30 RBI. He should be viewed as a midrange catching option in all fantasy formats.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:14:51 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 20. C Tuffy Gosewisch is doing the catching and batting seventh against Toronto Blue Jays SP Marcus Stroman.
Fantasy Tip: Ignore Gosewisch in all fantasy formats Wednesday. The backstop has a .213 career average and only two home runs in four major league seasons. Castillo figures to be taking a normal day of rest.