Source: Cubs have traded catcher Welington Castillo to Seattle.
CSN Chicago "Anyone need a catcher? The Cubs will be open for business when their Cactus League schedule begins on Thursday with two split-squad games. Some of the scouts sitting behind home plate will have to be watching Welington Castillo this spring. While the Cubs publicly insist it’s not impossible..." March 04
I expect Cubs to have deal done for Welington Castillo and possibly Travis Wood before they head to AZ. Phillies + a few others interested.
Chicago Tribune "The Chicago Cubs trimmed their list of unsigned arbitration eligible players to four after agreeing to terms on a one-year, $2.505 million contract with outfielder Chris Coghlan and a one-year, $2.1 million contract with catcher Welington Castillo. Coghlan, 29, the 2009 National League rookie..." January 16
Sources: Now that Miguel Montero is dealt, the next move for Chicago is to trade Welington Castillo. Had explored deals during Martin chase.
Check that: Welington Castillo left the game with a left rib contusion.
CSN Chicago "Is Welington Castillo the Cubs' catcher of the future? Theo Epstein's front office will always be trying to add pieces to The Core, but Castillo's future has been one of the more complex cases since the president of baseball operations arrived in Chicago in the fall of 2011. Castillo turns..." January 30
#Cubs Welington Castillo had successful arthroscopic surgery on right knee today
W. Castillo w a partial tear in meniscus in right knee. Season over 4-6 wk recovery. Theo says he's part of the core now
CSN Chicago "The Chicago Cubs have a laundry list of questions that need answering in the next few seasons when it comes to the makeup of their roster. But seemingly it looks like the Cubs have found a long-term solution behind the plate. Welington Castillo entered the 2013 season after he played 52 games..." September 14
ESPN.com "If there is one position the Chicago Cubs seemingly are always trying to find a long-term starter for it's arguably at catcher. With Geovany Soto long gone, this year they’ll turn to 25-year-old Welington Castillo. Cubs manager Dale Sveum made it clear on Monday the job is Castillo’s -- as..." February 25