Seattle has acquired catcher Welington Castill

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Castillo has appeared in 24 games with the Chicago Cubs this season.

BALTIMORE – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today the club has acquired catcher Welington Castillo from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for right-handed pitcher Yoervis Medina.

The Mariners will make a corresponding 25-man roster move when Castillo reports to the Mariners.

 

Castillo, 28, has appeared in 24 games (8 starts) with the Cubs this season hitting 2 home runs and recording 5 RBI. Behind the plate he has allowed just one stolen base in 64.0 innings.

In parts of 6 Major League seasons with the Cubs (debuted in 2010), Castillo has appeared in 310 games and combined for a .252 (254×1006) batting average with 29 home runs and 110 RBI. From 2013-14, Castillo combined to bat .255 with 42 doubles, 21 home runs, 78 RBI and a .716 OPS in 223 games. He has thrown out 58 of 220 attempted base stealers in his career (26.4%), including 47 of 171 in 2013-14 (27.5%), the 8th-best percentage in MLB during this two-year stretch.

Castillo has spent all 11 of his professional seasons in the Cubs organization after signing as a non-drafted free agent on December 8, 2004.

Medina, 26, was 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA (4 ER, 12.0 IP, 7 BB, 9 SO) in 12 appearances with the Mariners prior to being optioned to AAA Tacoma on May 3 (post-game). In three seasons with the Mariners posted a 10-9 record with 2 saves and a 2.82 ERA in 141 relief appearances.

WELINGTON CASTILLO

Full Name: Welington Andres Castillo (cas-TEE-yo)                                      Position: Catcher

Born: April 24, 1987 in San Isidro, Dominican Republic                                 Age: 28

Major League Service Time: 3 years, 54 days                                             MLB Debut: August 11, 2010 vs SF

Contract Status: Signed through 2015 (2nd arbitration season)                   Options Used: Used 3 of 3 (out of options)

Height: 5-10            Weight: 210

Bats: Right              Throws: Right

Family: Wife, Kissairy; Children, Welington Daniel

                                                 

CASTILLO’s PLAYING RECORD

 

YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS SLG OBP
2005 DSL Cubs .289 60 204 29 59 76 14 0 1 28 1 5 10 19 28 1 2 .373 .370
2006 Boise .167 3 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .167 .286
  AZL Cubs .192 7 26 4 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 .192 .250
2007 Peoria .271 98 317 41 86 134 11 2 11 44 3 2 8 23 77 1 3 .423 .334
2008 Daytona .273 33 121 15 33 41 8 0 0 12 0 1 1 4 23 1 0 .339 .299
  Tennessee .298 57 198 25 59 82 11 0 4 24 2 0 6 14 50 0 0 .414 .362
  Iowa .200 1 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .200
2009 Tennessee .232 95 319 27 74 123 16 0 11 39 1 0 4 15 71 1 0 .386 .275
2010 Iowa .255 69 239 35 61 119 17 1 13 59 1 7 6 19 58 0 2 .498 .317
  CHICAGO (NL) .300 7 20 3 6 13 4 0 1 5 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 .650 .333
2011 Daytona .238 12 42 6 10 16 3 0 1 7 0 1 0 6 9 0 0 .381 .327
  Iowa .286 61 227 38 65 119 9 0 15 35 0 1 3 20 57 0 0 .524 .351
  CHICAGO (NL) .154 4 13 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .154 .154
  AZL Cubs .667 2 6 2 4 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1.167 .778
2012 Iowa .260 44 146 22 38 62 6 0 6 22 0 2 5 23 37 0 0 .425 .375
  CHICAGO (NL) .265 52 170 16 45 71 11 0 5 22 0 1 2 17 51 0 0 .418 .337
  Tennessee # .364 5 11 3 4 10 0 0 2 6 0 0 1 5 3 0 0 .909 .588
2013 CHICAGO (NL) .274 113 380 41 104 151 23 0 8 32 1 2 11 34 97 2 0 .397 .349
2014 CHICAGO (NL) .237 110 380 28 90 148 19 0 13 46 2 2 7 26 102 0 0 .389 .296
  Iowa # .375 2 8 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 .375 .500
2015 CHICAGO (NL) .163 24 43 5 7 15 2 0 2 5 0 0 1 3 12 0 0 .349 .234
Minor Lg Totals .268 549 1875 248 503 799 98 3 64 278 9 19 45 155 420 5 7 .426 .336
ML Totals   .252 310 1006 93 254 400 59 0

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