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13 Starlin Castro SS
Height/Weight: 6-0/190 | Birthdate: 3/24/1990 | Birthplace: Monte Cristi, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: No College | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $5,857,143 | Owned/Started%: 93/72 | Average Draft Position: 166.63
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Starlin Castro homers twice vs. Pirates Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro had a breakout performance in Tuesday's 7-6 loss to the Pirates, going 3 for 4 with two home runs and four RBI.

They were the first two homers of the season for Castro, who opened the season 0 for 9 but owns a five-game hitting streak since. He has hit .310/.333/.552 in 29 at-bats.


Starlin Castro hitting sixth Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is hitting sixth Sunday.

Castro got off to a slow start, but was able to collect three hits Saturday. Despite that, he's been moved down to the sixth spot in the order. Castro said he was fine with hitting sixth, and is hoping to drive in some runs.


Starlin Castro singles three times Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro went 3 for 4 in his team's 2-0 loss to the Phillies Saturday.

Castro entered the game just 2 for 17 before delivering three singles, but the Cubs were unable to score despite recording 10 hits as a team. The shortstop is 5 for 12 in three games since moving up to the second spot in the batting order.


Starlin Castro moved to second in batting order


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was moved to the second spot in the lineup Thursday against the Pirates after batting third for the first two games. Castro, who missed most of spring training with a hamstring injury, is 0 for 9 through the first two games.

"It's not because he's not on pitches," manager Rick Renteria said, per ESPN. "I think it's his anxiousness more than anything because he's taking some pretty good hacks on some really good fastballs."

Castro swung at an offspeed pitch on a 3-0 count with runners on second and third in the 11th inning of a tie game Wednesday.

"I think it would have been a strike if he had taken it, but on a 3-0 count you're not usually looking for a breaking ball," Renteria said. "I think he's been a little more anxious (batting third)."


Starlin Castro starting Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro will start Monday against the Pirates.

Castro had been dealing with a hamstring injury late in camp, and was considered probable for the opening day start. He'll hit third against Francisco Liriano.


Starlin Castro plays four innings vs. D-Backs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was limited to just four innings during Saturday's exhibition game against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Castro, who had been out of action for most of March with a hamstring injury, finished 0 for 2 with a walk. He was declared ready for the regular season earlier this week.

Starlin Castro expected to play Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) After receiving a rest day Friday, Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is expected to rejoin the team's lineup for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks, MLB.com reports.

"He's really pushed himself very hard the whole week," manager Rick Renteria said.

Castro has been out of action for most of March with a hamstring injury, but he played nine innings in a minor-league game Thursday and declared himself ready to go for the regular-season opener.


Starlin Castro: Hamstring is fine


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has declared his right hamstring fully healthy and hopes to join his teammates for games Friday and Saturday against Arizona, per the Chicago Tribune.

Castro made that proclamation Thursday after playing nine innings in a minor league game the day before. He has yet to play a major league game since March 2.

If he does play this weekend and emerges healthy, he should be good to go for the regular season opener at Pittsburgh on Monday.


Starlin Castro open to position change


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is open to moving to a different position if asked by the team, CSNChicago.com reports. A Castro move could expedite prospect Javier Baez's ascension to the starting lineup.

"Yes, whatever it takes," Castro said. "If I need to move positions, I'm OK with that. If he is on our team and him being there helps the team win, then I am fine with that. I just want our team to win. That's it."

Cubs manager Ricky Renteria has said that Baez won't be moved off his natuarl shortstop position despite the team giving him some work at second base this spring.


Starlin Castro likely to be ready for season opener


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Cubs manager Rick Renteria indicated Tuesday shortstop Starlin Castro (hamstring) will likely be ready for the season opener Monday at Pittsburgh.

"I’m totally comfortable with his health," Renteria said, per The Chicago Tribune. "He’s 100 percent. I'm totally comfortable with him."

Castro is scheduled to play in another minor-league spring game Wednesday.

"He did nice work (Tuesday)," Renteria said. "He did some hitting off some live pitching and did extensive, strong agility fielding -- left, right, forward, back, quick, explosive actions -- and looked good in all of them."


Starlin Castro feels good after Monday outing


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro played the field in a minor-league game Monday and ran without issues.

"I feel great, really good," Castro told MLB.com. "I tried to do all the moving, and I feel pretty good."

Castro will rest Tuesday before likely seeing action in another minor-league game Wednesday. He's recovering from a hamstring injury that has sidelined him for most of March.


Starlin Castro plays at shortstop in minor-league game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro (hamstring) was playing at shortstop during a minor-league game Monday, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Starlin Castro getting closer to play defense in game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Cubs manager Rick Renteria said shortstop Starlin Castro (hamstring) will bat in another minor-league game Sunday. Renteria added the next step will be Castro playing defense in a minor-league game.

Starlin Castro returns to game action Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2014) Starlin Castro will return from a hamstring ailment Saturday to take some at-bats for the Cubs in a minor league game and should be ready to roll on opening day.

Castro said he will come to the plate about six times, but not sprint on the basepaths. He will then run the bases after the game.


Starlin Castro runs bases Thursday, on track for opener


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro ran the bases Thursday and is on track to be in the lineup for the regular-season opener, ESPNChicago.com reports.

Castro is expected to get into a game within the next few days, and he'll need a good week of camp to be fully ready to go for his team's opener on March 31. He has been hampered by a hamstring injury this spring.


Starlin Castro running at 90 percent


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro said Tuesday that he's running at 90 percent, but he remains unsure about when he'll be able to play, Comcast SportsNet Chicago reports.

"We're getting closer," Castro said.

The Cubs are hoping Castro will be ready for opening day, but the team could decide to give him a little more time to recover by backdating a disabled-list stint, which would only cause him to miss a few games.


Starlin Castro declares himself 80 percent healthy


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro (hamstring) said he will run the bases Tuesday. He told reporters he is at about 80 percent, but he's very optimistic about being ready for opening day.

Castro estimates he would need 8-10 games to be ready for the start of the season.


Cubs believe Starlin Castro will be ready for opening day


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has dealt with a mild hamstring strain this spring, and while he hasn't been able to run at full speed yet, manager Rick Renteria believes he'll be ready by opening day, MLB.com reports.

He's progressing well," Renteria told MLB.com Friday. "For any of us, our biggest concern is to make sure he's ready for the start of the season."

Castro remains on schedule to participate in Cactus League games next week.


Starlin Castro hoping to play next week


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is hoping to play in games next week, according to ESPN.

Castro is dealing with a hamstring injury, and said he was running at about 40 percent early Friday. Castro was initially trying to get back by the weekend, but will wait until next week to start playing again.

Castro hit .245/.284/.347 in 666 at-bats last year.


Starlin Castro says he's running at 40 percent


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro said he's running at 40 percent, according to ESPN.

Castro is dealing with a hamstring injury, and was hoping to play in games this weekend. It's unclear whether his status will prevent him from taking part. Castro did say he's planning to steal a lot of bases this year, so it sounds like he'll swipe some bases if he can get healthy.

Castro hit .245/.284/.347 in 666 at-bats last year.


Starlin Castro aiming to play in spring games by the weekend


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro (hamstring) plans to start running Tuesday and hopes to play in spring games by the weekend, according to CSN Chicago.

However, manager Rick Renteria was a little more cautious in regards to Castro's return and said the injured shortstop might not play until next week.


Starlin Castro to begin baseball activities early next week


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is set to begin baseball activities early next week, according to MLB.com.

Castro has been receiving treatments in the team's hydrotherapy pool twice a day. He said he doesn't feel any tightness in his hamstring, and that the injury feels much better. Castro hit .245/.284/.347 in 666 at-bats last year.


Starlin Castro gets good news with MRI


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro said there was "nothing bad" in his MRI, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Castro injured his hamstring during Sunday's game, and is expected to miss a few days. He'll walk in a pool Tuesday, and said the stiffness in his leg has subsided. Castro hit .245/.284/.347 in 666 at-bats last year.


Starlin Castro to be sidelined for 7-10 days


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/3/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro, who injured his hamstring Sunday on a slide into second base, is expected to be sidelined 7-10 days, according to manager Rick Renteria.

"[It] shouldn't set him back at all for the regular season," Renteria said. He added that Castro will be replaced by a rotating group of Emilio Bonifacio, Darwin Barney, Javier Baez, and Arismendy Alcantara.

Castro, 23, hit .245 with 10 home runs and nine steals in 161 games last season. 


Starlin Castro leaves with hamstring injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro left Sunday's game due to a hamstring injury, according to WSCR.

Castro aggravated the injury on a slide into second base. He was replaced by Javier Baez in the second inning. Castro dealt with a similar injury last spring. He hit .245/.284/.347 in 666 at-bats last season.