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Welington Castillo finishes PED suspension, goes on disabled list

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Not exactly a triumphant return for White Sox catcher Welington Castillo. He just finished off his 80-game PED suspension only to be placed on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation. He apparently did that while playing in rehab games with Triple-A Charlotte.

The White Sox signed Castillo last December and had planned on him being their starting catcher all year. He hit .267/.309/.466 with six home runs and 15 RBI in 123 plate appearances before his suspension kicked in back in May.

With Castillo out, Omar Narvaez and Kevan Smith will continue to share time behind the plate on the South Side.

 

Tyler Anderson to undergo knee surgery

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Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that Rockies pitcher Tyler Anderson will undergo surgery on his left knee. It won’t be known until after the procedure if Anderson will be able to return at some point this season.

Anderson, 29, struggled over five starts this season, allowing 27 runs in 20 2/3 innings. He had been bothered by discomfort in his left knee since very early in the season. The Rockies demoted him to Triple-A Albuquerque earlier this month, but he hasn’t actually pitched for them due to the knee issue.

Jeff Hoffman is a candidate to take Anderson’s spot in the rotation. He has made one start in the majors this year and has otherwise pitched at Albuquerque.