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Welington Castillo proving Orioles' offseason hopes about his bat were right

Welington Castillo proving Orioles' offseason hopes about his bat were right

The Orioles signed Welington Castillo in December because they thought he could hit. Nothing has proven them wrong about their new catcher so far.

Despite playing half the number of games of his peers because shoulder tendinitis and the regular days off catchers get, Castillo is batting .365/.386/.541 after another three-hit day that included two home runs and the game-winner in the 10th inning of Friday’s 5-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

He has nine hits in 15 at-bats since he came off the disabled list, and manager Buck Showalter said every day makes his strengths more evident.

“Welington’s had a good track record of being a good offensive catcher and he’s done a...

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