Cubs’ Welington Castillo intends to stay healthy

Feb 14, 2014; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) talks with catcher Welington Castillo (5) in the bullpen during camp at Chicago Cubs training facility at Mesa . Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Cubs Welington Castillo and the Chicago Cubs are preparing themselves for the 2014 campaign. They may not be playoff contenders, but this team wants to go out and prove that they aren’t the weakest team in the league.

Castillo had himself a strong season last year with the Cubs after becoming their primary catcher for the first time in his career. The man that fellow Cubs fans (including myself) call Beef Castle, hit eight home runs with 32 RBI’s with a batting line of .274/.349/.397 in 113 games.

Welington suffered a knee injury that required knee surgery back in November. Now according to ESPNChicago, Castillo says that he’s recovered from knee surgery and intends to stay healthy in 2014.

“The first half was a test for me because it was my first full season. I felt like a little like a (kid). I wasn’t able to do everything I wanted. I was hitting the wall. The second half was like, ‘Hey this is it. You belong here. You have to show them what you have.’” – Castillo via ESPNChicago.

The 26 year old catcher wants to prove that he can be one of the best in the game. If he’s able to stay healthy, Welington Castillo has a very good shot at doing just that.

Topics: Chicago Cubs, Welington Castillo

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