3/21 Catching on
Welington Castillo is 12-for-17 this spring, and granted, that’s not very many at-bats, but he has opened some eyes.
“He’s played well, he’s a talented kid — he’s got a shot,” Mike Quade said of the young catcher. “But that’s where these kind of conversations [Tuesday] get in-depth as far as what’s best. [Geovany] Soto’s our starting catcher, period. I’m expecting big things and we’d love to see him even better.”
On Tuesday, Quade will meet with the Cubs front office to discuss some of the roster spots.
“This guy’s got a bright future,” Quade said of Castillo. “The decision on him will be based on that. [Should he be] sitting on the bench at Wrigley or getting at-bats every day. To me, I have a good feel for what I think can happen.”
The Cubs’ backup catching options include Castillo, Koyie Hill, and Max Ramirez.
— Carrie Muskat