Nolan Reimold

Orioles' Caleb Joseph and Welington Castillo literally splitting time at catcher

Orioles' Caleb Joseph and Welington Castillo literally splitting time at catcher

When this season started, no one would have suspected that on Aug. 2 Caleb Joseph would have played exactly the same number of games as presumptive everyday catcher Welington Castillo.

Well, guess again. When Joseph crouched behind the plate and accepted the first pitch of Jeremy Hellickson’s Orioles career, it was his 61st game appearance of 2017, which exactly equals the number of games Castillo has played.

Sure, Castillo has been banged up at times and still has significantly more plate appearances than Joseph, but the Orioles seem to have settled into the equivalent of a platoon situation...

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