Chicago Cubs primary catcher Welington Castillo is having himself one heck of a start with the team this season.
Castillo finished the 2013 campaign with eight home runs and a career high 32 RBI’s in his first full season as the number one backstop with the Cubs. His season was cut short after having to undergo surgery but with Dioner Navarro moving onto the Toronto Blue Jays, it made things a lot easier for him.
He’s currently on pace to eclipse his career totals in hits (104), home runs (8) and RBI’s (32) – as he already has 31 hits, five home runs and 19 RBIs on a batting line of .240/.295/.419.
The man Cubs fans call ‘Beef Castle’ launched his fifth home run of the season while recording RBIs 18 and 19. It was his only hit of the ball game but it helped starting pitcher Travis Wood lock up win number four on the season. Not only did Wood get his fourth win on the year, but it’s Chicago’s second series win. Which may not be a lot but it’s something this team hardly did last season.
They’ll be off tomorrow before hosting the New York Yankees for two games starting Tuesday. Former Cub Alfonso Soriano will be making his first appearance as an enemy since he was traded last July.