9/19 Castillo out with sore knee
Cubs catcher Welington Castillo had to leave Thursday’s game in the sixth inning because of a sore right knee, and wasn’t sure if he will be able to play in the team’s final nine games. Castillo led off the sixth inning with a ground out to Milwaukee shortstop Jeff Bianchi, and grabbed his right hamstring as he ran down the line. Castillo then slowly walked back to the dugout. The team announced he was pulled because of right knee soreness.
“I felt some sharp pain,” Castillo said. “I don’t know what happened. I was running hard and tried to beat the throw, and felt some sharp pain.”
He will be examined on Friday in Chicago.
“I want to finish the season hard,” Castillo said. “I feel my body this year is in really good shape, good health. Stuff happens, and you go and give 100 percent, and that kind of stuff can happen.”
Was he a little worried?
“Yeah, because I want to finish strong,” Castillo said. “The doctor will decide what to do [Friday].”
— Carrie Muskat