Baltimore Orioles are showing interest in signing catcher Wellington Castillo
Lake Charles, Louisiana
December 10, 2016 5:55pm CST
Free agent catcher Wellington Castillo, 29, who was non-tendered a contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks eight days ago has drawn the interest of the Baltimore Orioles to join their team before the start of the 2017 Major League Baseball season. Castillo has drawn the interest of the Orioles since Matt Weiters who is currently a free agent that is not expected to return to the team in 2017. The Orioles do not want to have Caleb Joseph shoulder the load of their starting catching duties during the 2017 Major League Baseball season without a quality back up catcher. . In case the Orioles cannot reach an agreement with Castillo, the other free agent catchers they are searching to join their team include Nick Hundley.