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Cubs Send Castillo To Triple-A Iowa

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Welington Castillo (Photo Credit: Getty Images, By: Christian Petersen)

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The Chicago Cubs have optioned catcher Welington Castillo to Triple-A Iowa, the team announced today.

Castillo was battling with Koyie Hill to be named the Cubs’ backup catcher.

The Cubs’ spring training roster is now down to 26 players: 12 pitchers, three catchers, six infielders, and five outfielders.

The Cubs’ 2011 season will officially start on Friday, April 1 when the team takes on the Pittsburgh Pirates on Opening Day.

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