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Welington Castillo needs knee surgery

Sep 20, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

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Cubs catcher Welington Castillo needs surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus in his right knee and is done for the season.

Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports that Castillo’s recovery timetable is expected to be 4-6 weeks, so he’ll have plenty of time to get fully healthy for spring training.

It’s a rough end to what has been a pretty solid season for Castillo, who emerged as the Cubs’ starting catcher at age 26 and hit .271 with eight homers and a .741 OPS in 113 games. That’s well above average production for the position and he also threw out 29 percent of steal attempts.

  1. tuberippin - Sep 21, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    I hope for the Cubs sake he sticks, and isn’t another Geovany Soto.

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