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Orioles notes: Catcher Welington Castillo says WBC played into shoulder soreness

Orioles notes: Catcher Welington Castillo says WBC played into shoulder soreness

Orioles catcher Welington Castillo on Wednesday tried to downplay the connection between the shoulder tendinitis that landed him on the disabled list this week and his participation in the World Baseball Classic, where he caught for the Dominican Republic and played through pain while doing it.

During spring training, he had a neck problem early in Grapefruit League action that the team now thinks was related to this shoulder trouble. Castillo believes it would have been able to heal in a normal March, when he was only catching Grapefruit League games, but instead he wanted to represent his country.

“Honestly, I feel like the same thing that I had in spring training, just...

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