Paul Janish

Orioles notes: Welington Castillo, Rubén Tejada heating up at the plate

Orioles notes: Welington Castillo, Rubén Tejada heating up at the plate

Welington Castillo’s first three-hit game in more than two months on Thursday capped a stretch that showed signs the Orioles catcher is breaking out of a deep offensive slump that plagued him since his second stint on the disabled list in early June.

After Castillo’s three hits in the Orioles’ 9-7 win over the Texas Rangers, he entered Friday 7-for-14 in four games after seeing his batting average dip to a season-low .258. But it also coincided with manager Buck Showalter giving him additional days off as the temperature climbs in Baltimore during the team’s 10-game homestand to open the second half of the season. Seven games into the homestand,...

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