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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: 6 | Salary: $5,857,143 | Owned/Started%: 97/86 | Average Draft Position: 128.35
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Starlin Castro knocks two hits against Diamondbacks


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/23/2015) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro recorded two hits in his team's 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Castro went 2 for 6 with a double and an RBI. He is hitting .274/.305/.351 for the season with three home runs and 24 RBI in 168 at-bats.


Cubs SS Starlin Castro bumped to fourth in the lineup on Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is slotted at fourth in the batting order on Wednesday against the Mets, the team announced.

It is the first time since April 10 Castro will hit at the top of the lineup. He is hitting .280 with 20 RBI in 132 at-bats this season. He is 2 for 3 in his career against Mets starter Matt Harvey. The Cubs are currently the favorites (-105) against New York.


Cubs' Starlin Castro struggling in May


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has hit just .220/.220/.275 with one home run and seven RBI in 40 at-bats to open May.

Castro enjoyed an offensive surge in April, ending the month with a .325/.349/.410 line as well as two home runs, 12 RBI and two stolen bases in 83 at-bats, but that same success hasn't carried over this month. He did drive in a run in six straight games last week before going 0 for 4 with two strikeouts Sunday. Castro will attempt to boost his numbers in this week's homestand against the Mets and Pirates.


Cubs' Starlin Castro drives in run Monday vs. Cardinals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro went 1 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored in his team's 10-9 loss to the Cardinals Monday.

The RBI was the first in five games for Castro, who was hitless in seven at-bats in his previous two games. He's just 3 for 20 over the last seven days but has hit .303/.330/.374 with two home runs, 13 RBI and two stolen bases in 99 at-bats.


Starlin Castro's three-hit game leads Cubs


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro went 3 for 5 in Tuesday's win over Cincinnati. 

Castro improved his average to .342, scored twice and drove in a run, his 12th on the season. Castro also stole his second base. 


Cubs' Epstein: Starlin Castro is 'playing really good baseball'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein praised shortstop Starlin Castro before Monday's 4-0 win over the Pirates, saying the shortstop is "playing really good baseball," MLB.com reports.

"I've always thought Starlin was a really, really good player,'' Epstein said. "His defense took a big step forward last year and he's carried it over into this year. He gets a little chance to hide in the lineup now. He doesn't have to be the focal point for the opposition. He's playing really good baseball on both sides. I'm proud of him.''

Manager Joe Maddon, who is Castro's fifth manager over the last six seasons, agrees.

"He's been really good,'' Maddon said. "I mean really good.''

Maddon added that Castro has taken a leadership role with Jorge Soler and the team's other young Latin players, helping them feel welcome at Wrigley Field and elsewhere.

"His interaction with them is really taking on the form of a veteran leadership kind of thing,'' Maddon said. "Right now, I can't say enough good things about the guy. I've been really impressed.''

Castro went 1 for 4 Monday and owns a .324/.351/.419 line with two home runs, 11 RBI and one stolen base in 74 at-bats.


Cubs' Starlin Castro on late rally: We wouldn't win that game last year


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro came up big at the plate in a game that he told reporters his team wouldn't have won that game last season or the year before.

Down 8-6 in the ninth inning, the Cubs rallied with a two-run single to left field by Castro. The go-ahead run scored on a Welington Castillo ground out in the ninth. Chicago was 0-79 when trailing in the ninth inning in 2014.

"Talking with [Chris] Coghlan, [we said] we wouldn't win that game last year or the year before," Castro said, per MLB.com. "We quit [last year]. If we were losing after seven innings, we quit. Now, we never quit. If we get extra innings, we play hard, we never quit."

Castro also launched a solo home run in the sixth inning and finished 3 for 5, improving his batting average to .352 on the year.


Starlin Castro drives in four for Cubs


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro drove in four runs in Tuesday's 9-8 win over Pittsburgh. 

Castro went 3 for 5 with a solo home run. He scored once and increased his average to .352. Castro recorded his second homer and tenth RBI of the year. 


Cubs' Castro says he's out to prove he is 'no joke' defensively


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has faced his fair share of criticism through the years for his defense. Well, the three-time All-Star is looking to put an end to that this season.

"I have good talent to be a good shortstop," Castro said, per MLB.com. "I don't want to be no joke anymore. I'm going to try to make every play aggressive. If it happens, it happens.

"[Manager Joe Maddon] says the most impressive thing for him is, 'Next year in front of home plate, they give you a Gold Glove [Award]. It's really important to me, too."

Thus far, the results have been positive for Castro. He has committed just one error in 12 games, resulting in a .983 fielding percentage. He has 21 putouts, 36 assists and has turned three double plays.

Castro's teammates and coaches are taking notice.

"I saw something out of him [Monday] that I hadn't seen in a while," starting pitcher Jake Arrieta said. "He seemed to have more of an aggressive nature about him. He was fluid. He was just tremendous at short. He stood out to me on the defensive side."

"I don't know if you've seen him play better shortstop," Maddon said.


Cubs giving Addison Russell work at second in minors


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Top Cubs prospect Addison Russell is being played at second base at Triple-A Iowa. With Starlin Castro entrenched at shortstop in Chicago, the move will give Russell a chance to advance to the Major Leagues sooner. 

Iowa manager Marty Pevey said, "He'll play second until I'm told for him not to play second," per the Des Moines Register.


Cubs' Starlin Castro has 13 game hit streak snapped


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro saw his 13-game hitting streak, dating back to the end of last season, snapped on Sunday.

Castro hit in the last nine games of 2014 and started this season hitting in his first four, including a three-hit game on Saturday featuring a home run. Castro is hitting .300 on the young season. 


Cubs batting Jorge Soler second, Jon Lester eighth Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The Cubs announced the starting lineup for Sunday's season opener against the Cardinals, with right fielder Jorge Soler slotted into the second spot of the lineup.

Soler spent most of his brief action in 2014 batting fourth or fifth, but he'll slot in between center fielder Dexter Fowler and first baseman Anthony Rizzo Sunday.

The full Cubs lineup Sunday: CF Fowler, RF Soler, 1B Rizzo, SS Starlin Castro, LF Chris Coghlan, 3B Mike Olt, C David Ross, SP Jon Lester, 2B Tommy La Stella.

Ross draws the start at catcher with former Red Sox teammate Lester on the mound. Manager Joe Maddon will bat the pitcher eighth, Olt and La Stella join Rizzo and Castro in the infield for the team's first game, with Arismendy Alcantara set to come off the bench.


Cubs' Starlin Castro returns to lineup Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is back in the starting lineup Wednesday after missing five days of action due to right groin tightness. He feels "100 percent" after the time off, MLB.com reports.

Castro is aiming to play 162 games this season, though he hasn't informed manager Joe Maddon of his goal.

"Not yet, but I think they know," Castro said. "They know I want to play that, I want to be there every day. It doesn’t matter if today is a bad game, tomorrow’s a bad game, I don’t care. I’m here, trying to grow up every day and try to be a better player."

Castro is 6 for 26 with two doubles, one triple and two walks this spring.


Cubs SS Starlin Castro held out another day


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro did not make his return to the spring lineup Tuesday as expected, per MLB.com. Castro, who has been out since Saturday due to right groin tightness, said he could have played Tuesday, but it appears the Cubs are being cautious.

Castro is expected to be back in the lineup Wednesday.


Cubs' Starlin Castro (groin) expects to return to lineup Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro said Sunday that he expects to return to the lineup Tuesday after being scratched from Saturday's game due to a groin injury, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Castro said he first felt the tightness in his groin Thursday but insists the issue is minor. He's 6 for 26 with two doubles, one triple and two walks this spring.


Cubs SS Starlin Castro scratched due to groin injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was scratched from Saturday's spring lineup against the Mariners due to right groin tightness, per MLB.com. Castro is batting .231 (6 for 26) with one triple, two doubles and four RBI in nine spring games.

Cubs' Starlin Castro carries teammate to build leg strength


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) One of the strength drills Cubs strength coach Tim Buss had shortstop Starlin Castro do to strengthen his legs was carry teammate Mike Olt on his back and run forward and backward, MLB.com reports.

"I did some things I've never done in my life," Castro said. "It really makes you tired at the moment, but after that, a few days later, you feel good."

Castro has had hamstring problems the last two springs, so the team has decided to emphasize leg work heading into the start of camp Wednesday.

Manager Joe Maddon has yet to determine where to hit the shortstop in the lineup, but Castro has voiced his preference to be placed in a spot and left there.

"Wherever they put me, I'll try to do my job," Castro said. "The only thing I like is if he puts me six, seven, leave me there. I like one spot and that's it."

Castro spent most of the 2014 season batting cleanup but did bat second, third, fifth and sixth in at least four games each. He hit .292/.339/.438 with 14 home runs, 65 RBI and four stolen bases in 528 at-bats last season.


Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro expected to stay in Chicago


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is likely to stay in Chicago, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. There were discussions that the Mets and Cubs could make a deal involving the 24-year-old, but the Cubs are telling teams Castro is not available. 

Castro hit .292 with 14 home runs and 65 RBI last year. 


Cubs planning for Starlin Castro to be starting shortstop in 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) Cubs president Theo Epstein said Tuesday the team is making plans for Starlin Castro to remain the team's starting shortstop in 2015, according to WSCR-AM.

Starlin Castro to resume rehab in Arizona during the offseason


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro will spend some time in the Dominican Republic, but plans to resume his rehab at the team's spring facility in Arizona during the offseason, MLB.com reports Saturday.

Castro suffered a high left ankle sprain while sliding into home plate on Sept. 2, and injured that ended his season prematurely. He finished 2014 with a .292/.339/.438 slash line with 14 home runs and 65 RBI in 528 at-bats.

"It's big time frustrating," Castro said. "It's tough for me because I worked really hard to come back for one game or two. It's not going to happen but I'm not going to get frustrated. It's a really important season next year and I'm going to be healthy."


Starlin Castro unlikely to play before end of season


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is unlikely to resume playing before the end of the season, 670thescore.com reports.

Manager Rick Renteria indicated Tuesday that Castro's high ankle sprain is likely to keep him sidelined. Castro, who hasn't played since Sept. 2, has hit .292/.339/.438 with 14 home runs and 65 RBI in 528 at-bats.


Starlin Castro still holding out hope for this season


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro told reporters Monday he still hopes to return to action this season, despite suffering what was believed to be a season-ending ankle injury.

"I want to come back this year," Castro told the Chicago Sun-Times. "I don't care if it's one game, I don't care if it's two games. Hopefully It's more than that."

Castro suffered the injury last Tuesday and was given a four-week prognosis to return to action. He hopes he can beat that projection and take the field again, in part because of trade rumors that are sure to swirl around him this offseason. The Cubs have a glut at the shortstop position, among a number of other top young prospects.

"I want to stay here," he said. "Especially [since] we're really close, with a lot of young guys and we're playing better. As soon as [Anthony Rizzo] and me are [back], it's going to be good."

Castro has put together a fine bouneback season, hitting .292/.339/.438 in 528 at-bats. 


Starlin Castro likely done for the year


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is likely out for the season due to an ankle injury, according to CSN.

Castro is dealing with a high ankle sprain. He suffered the injury Tuesday, and was held out of Wednesday's game. The injury will likely prevent him from playing for the remainder of the season, according to general manager Jed Hoyer. 


Starlin Castro absent from Wednesday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro remains out Wednesday for the game against Milwaukee. He left the Tuesday night game with sprained left ankle.

Castro leaves the lineup on a nine-game hitting streak. He's scored five runs in the last seven games.


Starlin Castro sprains ankle Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was removed from Tuesday's game due to a sprained left ankle, MLB.com reports.

Castro appeared to suffer the injury sliding into home, though there was no play at the plate. Initial tests ruled out a fracture, but the shortstop will undergo an MRI Wednesday. Castro finished the game 1 for 1, and he owns a .292/.339/.438 line with 14 home runs and 65 RBI in 528 at-bats.