Rotowire: Jan 16 / 10:18a ET
News: Castillo and the Cubs avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.1 million deal Friday, ESPN Chicago reports.
Impact: Although the Cubs keep Castillo under contract with the agreement, it's generally believed that they will attempt to trade him after acquiring Miguel Montero and David Ross earlier this offseason.
Rotowire: Dec 10 / 10:43a ET
News: Castillo is now projected to serve in a backup role for the Cubs following the acquisition of Miguel Montero on Tuesday.
Impact: Rumors have swirled that suggest Castillo could be on the move in a trade, as the Cubs have been linked to free agent David Ross after signing Jon Lester to a six-year deal late Tuesday night. Castillo's OPS fell by 61 points in 2014, but he swatted a career-best 13 home runs in 380 at-bats. Turning 28 in April, Castillo may be coveted as a viable starter by other clubs despite his defensive limitations.