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Welington Castillo Activated; Whiteside DFA'd

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The Cubs starting catcher comes off the disabled list.

Ezra Shaw

The news came out this morning.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Welington Castillo off DL. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Cubs&amp;src=hash">#Cubs</a> DFA Eli Whiteside. He could end up back at Iowa if Not claimed</p>&mdash; Bruce Miles (@BruceMiles2112) <a href="https://twitter.com/BruceMiles2112/statuses/480731207316307968">June 22, 2014</a></blockquote>

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The Cubs put Welington Castillo on the disabled list June 3 with a rib cage injury. He played a full nine innings the past two nights in Iowa, going 3 for 8 with two walks. He obviously felt fine afterwards, so the Cubs put him back on the active roster.

The veteran catcher Eli Whiteside played in eight games in Castillo's absence. He went 3 for 25 with a double and two RBI.

It seems likely that Whiteside will clear waivers and report back to Iowa.