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


Castillo should pack it in for this year, go home, rest the leg and get in shape over the winter and be ready for ST. There is nothing to be gained at this stage and more to be lost without proper rest and rehab. It is what it is and you did good.

Well it looks like Castillo is out for the season after today’s examination. Very sorry this had to happen to him and I hope he heals well. He has been a tremendous asset this season. Heal well, see you in the Spring!

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