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Nationals catcher Welington Castillo has retired from professional baseball.
Castillo opted out of the 2020 season and was part of the Nationals' minor-league system in 2021. He had, however, been a member of Washington's taxi squad for two road trips this season. The 34-year-old was 4-for-28 through 11 games at Triple-A this year. He retires with a .254/.313/.426 career slash line and 98 homers through 726 games in the majors.
Nationals catcher Welington Castillo has opted out of playing the 2020 season.
Castillo is the third member of the Nationals to opt out this year, joining Joe Ross and Ryan Zimmerman. He signed a minor-league contract with the team back in January and was penciled in as the organization's third catcher this season.
The Nationals signed catcher Welington Castillo to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.
Castillo hit just .209 with 12 homers in 72 games last year. He will be behind Kurt Suzuki and Yan Gomes on the Nats' depth chart.
Chicago White Sox DH Welington Castillo went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in a 5-3 win over the Tigers in Sunday's season finale.
Castillo was one of the bigger free-agent disappointments this season. He finishes the year with a .209 average, 12 homers, 19 runs, and 41 RBI.
Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo went 1-for-3 with a grand slam in an 11-10 loss to the Mariners on Sunday.
Castillo finished with five RBI in the big game. He has struggled to meet expectations this season, hitting .204 with 10 homers and 35 RBI.