The Cubs have recalled C Welington Castillo from Iowa
Castillo replaces Steve Clevenger on the roster, as Clevenger has been put on the DL.
As I wrote earlier in the spring, Castillo and Clevenger have fairly similar résumés, although Castillo is a year younger, bats righthanded, and hits for more power and less average. He’s gotten off to a very hot start in Iowa, batting .320/.435/.520 so far in 62 PA, and he finds himself in circumstances where he has a chance to put a lot of pressure on Geovany Soto for playing time. Soto is badly struggling, and is experiencing minor back problems himself, so Castillo looks like he’ll have an opportunity to make an impression right out of the gate.