The second baseman hit a two-out homer during the first inning, and that accounted for the Yankees' only run in this game, but he was silent after that with a groundout, a flyout and a strikeout the rest of the way. Castro has a .179 average over the last 10 games with only three extra-base hits over in that span.
Odor is still expected to start serving his suspension Friday, and while a one game reduction is small, it is better than nothing. Expect Jurickson Profar to be recalled to take his place in the short-term.
There is still no word as to exactly how long the suspension will be, but owners should be prepared to be without Odor for at least the weekend series against the Pirates. Jurickson Profar will reportedly be recalled to take Odor's place in the lineup during the suspension, making him a strong short-term play in daily leagues and full-season leagues with daily roster moves.
This was widely expected, especially given the fact that Profar shifted to second base recently with Round Rock. According to Sullivan, Odor will receive a slight reduction to his initial eight-game suspension, and he will begin serving the suspension Friday, so Profar should join the Rangers for the first game of the weekend series against the Pirates. Profar would be a top-10 fantasy shortstop if he was playing every day for a big league team, but given the Rangers' middle infield depth, and their financial commitment to Elvis Andrus, Profar is still expected to spend most of this season at Triple-A. He's a worthwhile short-term add in deeper leagues and shallow leagues with daily roster moves.
Infante has been nothing but average this season, hitting just .248 with zero home runs and 10 RBI through 35 games. He will get the day off as manager Ned Yost sticks with the hot hand of Whit Merrifield at second base.
Pedroia exited Wednesday's game with tightness in his right hamstring, but it appears to be a minor injury as he is back in the lineup Thursday. Pedroia was limited in 2015 due to a hamstring injury, so this could be a situation to keep an eye on in case it turns more severe.
This is Barney's first start at short stop this season, but he could see more playing time while Troy Tulowitzki is out with a quadriceps injury. Barney is hitting .319/.356/.435 with two home runs and six RBI through 27 games this season.
Forsythe hit the DL back on May 14 with a hairline fracture in his let shoulder blade. He's set for further evaluation at the end of the month, but Forsythe said he's already feeling better, and he took ground balls Wednesday afternoon. The infielder remains without a firm timetable, but at this point he's targeting a return sometime during the Rays' next homestand, which spans June 10-19.
Travis hit out of the eighth spot and singled in his second at-bat before scoring all the way from first on a two-run double by Ryan Goins. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said he would give Travis a couple of days to see how he looks before moving him up in the batting order. The expectation is that it's only a matter of time before Travis becomes the regular leadoff hitter, and that could happen as soon as Friday night's game against the Red Sox.
Hernandez joined Boston's hit parade, going 2-for-2 with two runs scored. He doesn't get many opportunities, but his versatility comes in handy. If the Red Sox need a shortstop Thursday, Hernandez is the most likely replacement. If they only need to replace Pedroia, we're likely to see Josh Rutledge.