Welington Castillo


Nationals' Welington Castillo: Sent to minor-league camp

Castillo (shoulder) was assigned to minor-league camp Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. Castillo was merely in camp as a non-roster invitee, making him always a long shot to open the season in the big leagues. He's been dealing with a shoulder issue all spring and hasn't gotten into a single spring training game, eliminating whatever slim chance he had of making the Opening Day roster.

Nationals' Welington Castillo: Sidelined with shoulder issue

Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Wednesday that Castillo has been battling a shoulder injury since the start of camp, but the catcher has since been cleared to resume a throwing program, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports. Castillo has yet to play in any of the Nationals' Grapefruit League...

Nationals' Welington Castillo: Returns to Nationals

Castillo signed a one-year minor-league deal with the Nationals on Monday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. Castillo will earn $950,000 if he makes the big-league roster. The veteran backstop signed a similar deal with the Nationals last offseason but wound up opting out of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He owns a respectable .254/.313/.426 slash line over his decade-long big-league career but may not be suited for anything other than backup duties at this point, as his .209/.267/.417 line for the White Sox in 2019 suggests.
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Nationals bring back Javy Guerra, Welington Castillo on minor league deals

In a repeat of moves from last offseason, the Washington Nationals signed reliever Javy Guerra and catcher Welington Castillo to minor league deals Monday, according to people with knowledge of the agreements. Each contract included an invitation to spring training. Guerra, 35, joined the Nationals in May 2019. He made...