Cubs Vs. Reds: Injury Gives Welington Castillo A Pass For Base-Running Gaffe

Chicago Cubs catcher Welington Castillo may have been saved from a benching because of an apparent nagging injury, according to Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago.

Castillo hit an RBI single in the top of the ninth inning of Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Castillo, however, didn't advance to second base after the ball was misplayed in the outfield. Padilla points out that these lapses in concentration often result in swift punishment from Cubs manager Dale Sveum, but Sveum was more lenient in this instance:

Sveum was fine with Castillo’s decision to stay put.

"Well, I know what happened on it," Sveum said. "He can’t run so that’s what happened on it."

Asked to clarify, Sveum revealed that Castillo has been dealing with an injury that nearly required Steve Clevenger to catch both games of Saturday’s doubleheader.

"He has a little foot problem," Sveum said. "I was just happy he got out there anyway today."

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