The Chicago Cubs have traded catcher Welington Castillo to the Seattle Mariners for right-handed pitcher Yoervis Medina, who will report to Triple-A Iowa.
Castillo was the Cubs' regular catcher during the last two seasons, but fell to No. 3 on the depth chart this season behind Miguel Montero and David Ross.
"I'm happy for him if it permits him to play more often," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. "He's good behind the plate, he's learning how to call a good game. His physical skills are outstanding -- blocking and throwing are among the best. He can hit, and I'm happy for him. You hate to lose a guy like that, but you always have to give up something to get something."
Castillo was batting .163 in 24 games with two home runs and five RBIs this season.
Medina has posted a 2.82 ERA in 141 appearances over the last three seasons in relief duty for the Mariners.Back to the Chicago Cubs Newsfeed