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Welington Castillo undergoes knee surgery

Nov 17, 2013, 5:05 PM EST

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Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports that Cubs catcher Welington Castillo underwent arthroscopic surgery — as scheduled — this weekend on his banged-up right knee.

The procedure was deemed a success and Castillo is expected to be fully recovered in 4-6 weeks.

The 26-year-old Dominican hit .274/.349/.397 with eight home runs and 32 RBI in 113 games this year for Chicago. Those aren’t great numbers, but the Cubs like his potential. He had an .831 OPS, 34 homers and 117 RBI in 175 games at Triple-A.

  1. derklempner - Nov 17, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Hopefully, the Cubs have found a catcher that they cancount on for the next few years, the same way they thought they had the same thing with Geovany Soto. Except this time, I hope they have somebody who will persevere.

  2. Ben Cerow - Nov 18, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    .275/.350/.400 from a well above-average defensive catcher? I’ll take it.

    • jbriggs81 - Nov 18, 2013 at 10:20 AM

      I would be happy with that slash line from a league-average catcher.

  3. angfor - Nov 18, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    I like those numbers from a catcher. Too bad he is not the best fielding catcher. If I am a manager, I would prefer a catcher who can manage the game a little better. If he sharpens his fielding ability he can become the Cubs catcher for the future.

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