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New Orioles catcher Welington Castillo believes WBC absence won't hinder his adjustment

New Orioles catcher Welington Castillo believes WBC absence won't hinder his adjustment

New Orioles catcher Welington Castillo could miss up to 18 days of spring training while playing for the Dominican Republic in this year’s World Baseball Classic, but he doesn’t believe his absence will hinder his ability to get accustomed to a new team and a brand new pitching staff.

Castillo, who signed a one-year, $6 million deal with a $7 million player option for 2018 this offseason, said he has had to adjust on the fly to a new staff before when he was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks from the Seattle Mariners in June 2015. This will be Castillo's fourth team since the beginning of the 2015 season. 

“I think I’m going to have enough time to know them,”...

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