Castillo still in there: Showalter said Sunday that he might use Welington Castillo as the designated hitter for Monday’s game, but decided to start him again because he’s on such an offensive roll and because he wanted to keep Joey Rickard in right field.
“I thought about it, but I like Joey in right field, especially in a day game,’’ he said. “It’s tough out there. There are certain heights and certain balls that if they get in the sun it doesn’t matter who’s out there you’re not going to catch them. That’s true about every field. There are places at Yankee Stadium where you don’t want the ball to go to.”
So, Castillo started behind the plate again and hit his fifth home run in seven games and his 19th of the season, tying a career high. Over his past 11 games, he is batting .404 with six homers and 11 RBIs, and could be a candidate for American League Player of the Week after batting .500 (12-for-24) with four homers and eight RBIs.