Baltimore Orioles: Welington Castillo signs with ChiSox

A former member of the Baltimore Orioles is now off the boards. Former Orioles’ catcher Welington Castillo is headed to Chicago. He signed a two-year, $15 dollar deal with the ChiSox. It also has an $8 million club option with a $500,000 buyout for 2020.

Castillo of course spent one year (2017) with the O’s, with some success and some time on the DL. This obviously means that the Orioles will definitely have to go in a different direction next year behind the dish. The question is in which direction will they go?

My personal opinion is that they’ll be a monster with a two-headed catcher. Time will probably be split between the likes of Joseph and Sisco. And that’s a good thing, because it’ll give Sisco, the obvious future to the position, a chance to observe how Joseph handles the pitching staff. It also gives the Orioles flexibility in the field, as Joseph could in a pinch play first base as well. But one way or the other, Castillo is off the board.

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