Cubs expected to trade catcher Welington Castillo


Following the acquisition of Miguel Montero from the Diamondbacks today, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports hears that the Cubs are expected to trade their previous starting catcher Welington Castillo.

The Cubs apparently looked into potential deals for Castillo when they were courting Russell Martin earlier this offseason. Now that a deal for Montero has been reached, they can revisit those talks. This is just speculation on my part, but the Rangers and Rockies could make sense.

Castillo turns 28 in April and batted .237/.296/.389 with 13 home runs and 46 RBI over 110 games this past season. He’s arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. MLB Trade Rumors projects that he’ll make around $2.1 million.