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How the Welington Castillo signing could inform the rest of the Orioles' offseason

How the Welington Castillo signing could inform the rest of the Orioles' offseason

There were two aspects of the Orioles’ biggest free-agent signing this offseason, catcher Welington Castillo, that stood out. One wasn’t expected, but the other was. Both together could go a long way toward informing what the Orioles do for the rest of the winter.

Castillo’s contract, a one-year deal worth $6 million, has a $7 million option that he can exercise that could keep him in Baltimore for the 2018 season.

A year ago, as the Orioles were pursuing the likes of Chris Davis and Yoenis Cespedes, the team seemed to be at a disadvantage because it didn’t want to commit to long-term deals that include opt-out clauses. If the Orioles...

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