I was kidding yesterday about The Wrath taking a special interest in Cubs catchers this year.

I’m no longer kidding.

Welington Castillo left yesterday’s game early, and folks were speculating that it might be an injury. It was. He sprained the MCL in his right knee, which is just splendid. It was a “mild” sprain, so he’ll be out for about four to seven days. That’s, of course, perfectly bad, because that’s the stretch of time that Steve Clevenger is expected to still be out.

With Geovany Soto out for three to four weeks with an meniscus tear, this is Blake Lalli’s team for the time being. Darwin Barney is the emergency back-up catcher, and if the Cubs don’t add a catcher to the roster, he might actually have to see some action in the next week.

Hopefully Castillo makes a full and speedy recovery, so that when Clevenger returns, we can see a nice platoon. Until then, it’s going to be dicey. Best of luck back there, Blake.

  • Njriv

    Yeah, now Cub fans get to realizes how the Bulls season was, with constant injuries. It was even more frustrating because the Bull were a legitimate threat to win the Championship.

    And Koyie Hill is back!

    • http://justinjabs.com/blog Justin Jabs

      Wait, Koyie is back?

      • Njriv

        yupp, Cubs just git him in a trade from the reds for cash

  • http://justinjabs.com/blog Justin Jabs

    When’s the last time Barney caught?

    It’s an unfortunate situation, but I a little part of me wants to see Barney behind the dish… just for fun.

  • TrueblueCubbie

    We got Koyie Hill back though. Everything is gonna be alright. Yes, I am a fan of Koyie, sorry.

    • http://justinjabs.com/blog Justin Jabs

      Maybe this is the Kurse of Koyie Hill…

  • TC

    Maybe they called Wells up to serve as backup catcher, lol

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  • Big Joe

    I’m wondering how much cash was deemed acceptable for Hill’s services?

    • Joe

      Talk about funny money….