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.

Video: Jackie Bradley Jr. climbs wall to rob Luis Urías of homer

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Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. scaled the center field fence to rob Padres shortstop Luis Urías of a solo home run in the fourth inning of Sunday afternoon’s game. Urías was trying to take advantage of a 0-1 slider from Ryan Brasier. Had Bradley not made the grab, the Padres’ lead would have been extended to 4-1.

Unfortunately for the Red Sox, they weren’t able to take advantage of Bradley’s effort, dropping Sunday’s contest 3-1. They still won the series against the Padres, however. The Sox will continue their road trip for two games against the Rockies followed by three versus the Angels.