Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Orioles have signed catcher Welington Castillo to a one-year contract. He’ll earn $6 million for the 2017 season and has a player option for 2018 worth $7 million.
The Diamondbacks non-tendered Castillo earlier this month rather than take him through the arbitration process. This past season, Castillo hit .264/.322/.423 with 14 home runs and 68 RBI in 457 plate appearances in Arizona. Defensively, Castillo has some good marks and some bad marks. He’s average at throwing out runners but doesn’t have great pitch framing numbers.
With Castillo in Baltimore, this all but ends any chance of Matt Wieters sticking around.