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Castillo contrite over benching for lack of hustle

White Sox veteran catcher back in lineup vs. Orioles
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CHICAGO -- One day after Welington Castillo was pulled from a 3-2 loss to Baltimore for not running out a routine sixth-inning popout to first base, the White Sox catcher returned to the starting lineup.

The veteran understood and supported the move made by manager Rick Renteria, a move consistent with Renteria's basic requirement of playing hard on every play.

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CHICAGO -- One day after Welington Castillo was pulled from a 3-2 loss to Baltimore for not running out a routine sixth-inning popout to first base, the White Sox catcher returned to the starting lineup.

The veteran understood and supported the move made by manager Rick Renteria, a move consistent with Renteria's basic requirement of playing hard on every play.

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"That's something that he always says, that's something that he's not going to let pass," Castillo said. "He always says you've got to run the bases hard, no matter what.

"For some reason, I was just frustrated, I wanted to get the job done. I saw the ball was going to be fair, and for some reason, I did not run. I think the decision he made was the right decision. That's not me, and I'm not going to do it again."

Castillo popped out with runners on second and third, nobody out and the White Sox trailing by one run. Isolated frustration would make sense in explaining this instance for a player known for his hard-nosed, high-energy approach to the game.

But, as Renteria said Tuesday, "frustration is no excuse for lack of action."

A respected veteran such as Castillo supporting Renteria's message helps the manager further develop the White Sox culture.

"As you guys have heard me say, one time is an accident, twice is a habit. We're trying to eliminate habits if they're there," Renteria said. "In talking to him, he knew. He understood. He actually said, 'You had to do that. It counts for me and for everyone.' What he told you was exactly what he told me."

"We are a team, we are a family," Castillo said. "The same thing has to be for everybody because we are a family, we are a team. Sometimes that's good that that happens, and we've just got to learn from that."

Garcia staying positive

Avisail Garcia received a second PRP injection Monday to help his Grade 2 strained right hamstring get back to normal, and he is scheduled to have a third injection after Memorial Day. The right fielder isn't expected back until the end of June, but indicated Tuesday he hopes to be return sooner.

"No one likes to be injured, especially position players playing every day," Garcia said. "I don't like to watch the game. I mean, I like it, but I like it when I'm playing. I'm just watching, learning more, because we're learning every single day. I will be back for sure and stronger."

Video: SEA@CWS: Garcia exits with a strained right hamstring

Garcia plans to run a little bit in the pool Wednesday, but has been working his upper body during the injury. He hopes to start up baseball activities again in a week and a half. After his breakout All-Star campaign in 2017, during which he hit .330 with an .885 OPS, Garcia was hitting .233 when he was placed on the disabled list April 24.

"Slow start, slow start," Garcia said. "I was feeling better a couple games before I got the injury. I was seeing the ball better. But you know, that happens. I've just gotta come back now and make adjustments and help my team win."

Third to first

• Shortstop Tim Anderson was out of Tuesday's lineup with what Renteria described as legs that have been "a little bit tired."

• Double-A Birmingham catcher Seby Zavala was placed on the disabled list with left wrist irritation. An MRI revealed no structural damage. Zavala is batting .256 with five doubles, 10 home runs and 26 RBIs over 38 games this season. He leads the Southern League in homers and AB/HR ratio (13.30).

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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